Asian Pop-Up Cinema Announces Streaming Titles to Celebrate The Chinese New Year

2022 Pleased Chinese language New 12 months – Chinese language Movies Free Streaming
February 1-15, 2022 Obtainable for the USA & Canada viewers

(January 21, 2022) CHICAGO, IL – Celebrating Chinese language New 12 months beginning February 1, 2022, Asian Pop-Up Cinema will current a Pleased Chinese language New 12 months free streaming collection for U.S. and Canadian viewers. The collection streams February 1-15, and is sponsored by the Consulate Common of the Individuals’s Republic of China in Chicago. 

Movies chosen by the pageant’s Founder and Government Director, Sophia Wong Boccio embrace three North American premieres and three particular encore movies. Premiering are two exploratory documentaries, The Highway of China, the place worldwide youth go to the nation and current their observational shorts below an ongoing worldwide cultural alternate program: Trying China Youth Movie Venture; a first-person perspective of a customer of one of many renown central cities within the western area, Spring Metropolis; and Lifetime of Buda, a feature-length drama based mostly on true story a couple of grassland hero and the institution of the Tibet Autonomous Area. 

The three encore characteristic movies embrace, Striding into the Wind, a recent view of a Chinese language youth filmmaker, created by three time Cannes alternatives writer-director, Wei Shujun, is “a deliriously entertaining and wryly humorous snapshot of latest youth in China” (The; Being Mortal, a younger lady’s battle to look at her father as he grows outdated with Alzheimer’s; and My Individuals, My Nation, seven quick tales based mostly on seven moments for the reason that founding of the Individuals’s Republic of China. 

Films shall be streamed FREE powered by the Good Cinema USA (  Viewers can watch from anyplace within the U.S. and Canada beginning February 1 by way of February 15 earlier than they expire at midnight CST at All movies shall be in Mandarin or native dialects with English subtitles. Extra information:

“Persevering with with our custom of celebrating the Chinese language New 12 months with some Chinese language movies with vital cultural and historic points,” mentioned Sophia Wong Boccio, Founder & Government Director, “we’re completely happy to current three movies which have by no means earlier than exhibited in North America.  That is additionally the primary time we’re making this Chinese language New 12 months-themed program accessible by our Canadian pals too!  Please take pleasure in!” 

THE ROAD OF CHINA – North American Premiere
Sebastian Valcic, Joseph Dwyer, Corine Tiah, Protopopova Evgeniia, 
David Moreno, Fernando Augusto Pereira and Dmitry Konoplov
Documentary | 2020 | 86 minutes

“Trying China Youth Movie Venture” began on April 9, 2018 with 100 worldwide youth from 35 international locations specifically invited to go to China’s 11 provinces, municipalities and autonomous area, together with Beijing, Guangdong, Chongqing, Hubei, Liaoning, Guizhou, Jiangsu, Qinghai, Hebei and Inside Mongolia. Every participant was anticipated to movie a 10-minute documentary about China below the theme, “Ecology, Biology and Lifeology.” Since then the undertaking has been operating constantly serving as a tradition expertise program sponsored by Huilin Basis and hosted by the Academy for Worldwide Communication of Chinese language Tradition (AICCC). 

THE ROAD OF CHINA is the most recent documentary composed of quick movies created by youths from Spain, Russia, Singapore, United States, Germany, Brazil and different international locations once they visited China firstly of 2020.  

STRIDING INTO THE WIND – Particular Encore
Director: Wei Shujun
Function | Drama | 2020 | 130 Minutes
Forged: Zheng Ying Chen, Zhou You, Liu Yang

Movie faculty scholar Kun graduates right into a real-world that strikes too quick to care about his auteur aspirations and sound recording expertise. Craving for an escape away from Beijing’s grinding survival races, he units off for a movie shoot in Inside Mongolia’s lush grasslands, the place amusing man-made spectacles and unforgettable classes await him. With three Cannes official alternatives below his belt on the age of 30, writer-director Wei Shujun is an unstoppable drive rising from the Chinese language indie movie scene. Within the characteristic impressed by his real-life expertise, he leisurely delivers sharp observations of the embarrassments surrounding movie training and indie filmmaking in a money-oriented society with witty humor.

BEING MORTAL – Particular Encore
Director: Liu Ze
Function | Drama | 2020 | 97 minutes
Forged: Thang Xiaoran, Zhang Hongjing, Li Kunmian 

Xia Tian transfers her job again to her hometown with a purpose to deal with her dad who will get Alzheimer’s for over ten years. She thought it will likely be a consolation for her mother and father, however because the illness will get worse, the stress of life she will get to be taught, and the one factor she will be able to do is simply wait……

MY PEOPLE, MY COUNTRY – Particular Encore
Chen Kaige, Zhang Yibai, Guan Hu, Xue Xiaolu, Xu Zheng, Ning Hao, Wen Muye
Function | Drama/Historical past | 2019 | 155 minutes

An anthology movie consists of seven quick tales directed by a number of totally different administrators, that are based mostly on 7 moments for the reason that founding of Individuals’s Republic of China.

Movies titles are specifically:  The Eve, Passing By, The Champion, Going House, Hiya Beijing, The Guiding Star, One for All

LIFE OF BUDA – North American Premiere
Director: Lu Jian
Function | Drama | 2022 | 127 minutes
Forged: Duobujie, Rinchen Ngawang

The movie relies on the true story of the grassland hero Buda. It reveals the historic modifications in Tibet’s social improvement from earlier than the peaceable liberation to the institution of the Tibet Autonomous Area, and from reform and opening as much as the brand new century.

SPRING CITY – North American Premiere
Director: He Yanqing
Documentary | 2022 | 90 minutes

Kunming enjoys the fame of being referred to as the “Spring Metropolis”. It’s the capital of Yunnan Province, a gateway metropolis open to Southeast Asia and South Asia, a nationwide historic and cultural metropolis, an vital tourism and Commerce Metropolis in China, and one of many vital central cities within the western area. SPRING CITY is a documentary movie that comprehensively reveals the city type of Kunming. The director information what he sees in Kunming from the first-person perspective. He experiences Kunming as a vacationer; Have a look at the great thing about Kunming as an outsider and really feel each little bit of life in Kunming.


Asian Pop-Up Cinema, a semi-annual Asian Movie Pageant, is the brainchild of Sophia Wong Boccio, founding father of Sophia’s Alternative, a Chicago-based 501 C (3) not-for-profit included in 2015 with the multi-pronged mission of cultivating an curiosity in and understanding of Asian cultures by way of a various providing of Asian movies; connecting the Asian movie trade with native Chicago movie professionals, educators, and college students; and selling Chicago as a vacation spot for worldwide guests.

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