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directed by Cathy Yan
China, 2017, Chinese/English, 132 minutes

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 4:30 PM — Plaza Theatre

A Chinese farmer loses his livelihood when pigs mysteriously die across the country. An eccentric woman fights to save her family home from encroaching gentrification, as an American expat architect spearheads the same project in order to make a name for himself in a new land. A young man scraping by as a busboy in a glitzy Shanghai restaurant enters a complicated relationship with a young socialite seeking something outside of her privileged upbringing. As the government struggles to explain the dead pig crisis, each of these stories interconnects in surprising ways as our motley cast of characters searches for a meaningful life.

Cast + Credits
Cathy Yan
Cast: Vivian Wu, Yang Haoyu, Li Meng, Mason Lee, David Rysdahl, & Zazie Beetz
Writer: Cathy Yan
Cinematography: Federico Cesca
Editing: Alex Kopit
Producers: Jane Zheng & Clarissa Zhang