October 18, 2014 - October 20, 2014
Libbie D. Cohn and JP Sniadecki | U.S., China
78 min film on a loop
The Margaret Mead Film Festival invites you to spend a whole afternoon in the park… without leaving the Museum. People’s Park, a single 78-minute shot, takes observational documentary to glorious extremes with an uninterrupted journey into an urban park in Chengdu, China. Couples waltz, sycamores drift in the wind, and a hypnotic rhythm is forged from the park’s ambient soundscape paired with glimpses of public leisure in Chinese culture. The film will be shown on a loop as an installation, so visitors can drift in and out of the room or become virtual flâuneurs, immersing themselves in the scenes for hours to experience what one critic called “a pure kind of cinema magic…[that] makes it more real than real.”
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October 19, 2014 - October 20, 2013
The Shanghai Restoration Project, led by Dave Liang, presents a musical feast that blends Chinese sounds with the Western hip-hop and electronica.
October 19, 2014
Zuni artist Fernando Cellicion performs a series of songs from the Zuni pueblo.
October 20, 2014 - October 21, 2014
The Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award recipient(s) will be announced at a ceremony during the Closing Night Reception, followed by a rousing performance by the electrifying Mariachi Flor de Toloache.