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Daily Archives: September 30, 2014

Before the time of midnight screenings for the newest summer blockbuster, the idea of seeing a film after dark had an entirely different meaning. Midnight cinema became popular in the late 1960s. Not to say there weren’t midnight films before, but the term was officially coined in 1968 with the release of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead…. Read more »

30 September 2014 | Features, Film Lists

Over the past decade, Jia Zhangke has secured his position not only as the leading figure of China’s “Sixth Generation” of filmmakers, but also as one of the world’s most important contemporary directors. Hailing from the small city of Fenyang in Shanxi province, Jia spent his free time on the streets, a self-professed hooligan of sorts, and it wasn’t until… Read more »

30 September 2014 | Features, Film Lists