Have a Nice Day | 好极了

Sat, Aug 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: On the Roof of New Design High School
350 Grand Street. Lower East Side, Manhattan
 

Tickets: $15

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Co-presented with Rooftop Films, please join us for an outdoor sneak preview screening of Have a Nice Day (好极了) by filmmaker Liu Jian (刘健) with soundtrack by longtime MOCA friend, The Shanghai Restoration Project.

 

A bag full of yuan falls into the hands of two mob delivery guys, setting off a string of betrayals, twists and turns dragging us deep inside the unpredictable underworld of Southern China. The first animated Chinese feature film to ever compete at the Berlin Film Festival, Liu Jian’s Have a Nice Day is a laconically witty thriller that introduces western audiences to a bold new pop stylist. Featuring aging hitmen, philosopher gangsters, a motley crew of wanna-be criminals, and an irresistible soundtrack, the film is much more than a crafty animated neo-noir—it’s also an examination of Chinese society and of the social conditions pushing desperate individuals to the brink. A Strand Releasing film, coming to theaters this fall. (Liu Jian| China | 75 mins)

 

Event schedule

7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A
10:30 PM: After-Party at DCTV sponsored by Corona Extra, DeLeon, Tanqueray, Freixenet, and Fever-Tree Tonic

 

好极了(2017)
刘健|中国|77分钟-动画
南方小城,大雨将至。工地司机小张为了挽救和女友的爱情,抢劫了老板的巨款,引发连锁反应。几股势力纷纷对小张展开追逐。原本没有关系的他们,命运产生了交集。在一番阴差阳错、啼笑皆非的交手之后,他们迎来了意想不到的结局。

 

About the filmmaker

Liu Jian studied Chinese landscape painting and graduated from the Nanjing University of the Arts in 1993. Over the past two decades, his work has drawn on a range of media and aesthetic approaches and has been presented at major exhibitions both in China and abroad. In 1995, he began making works of animation and in 2007 he independently established the Le-joy Animation Studio. His first feature-length animation work, Piercing I, premiered at Holland Animation Film Festival and received numerous prestigious awards at film festivals across Asia and Europe. He was a 2013 Asian Cultural Council fellowship recipient.

 

 

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