Female Directors 女导演 (2012) with Director Yang Mingming

A woman wearing a blue headscarf and a red jacket pointing a video camera at another woman.

Female Directors 女导演 (2012) with Director Yang Mingming

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
721 Broadway, Room 017

In celebration of Yang Mingming’s New York premiere of her debut feature film Girls Always Happy (2018) at Asia Society, we’re showcasing her equally subversive short film Female Directors (2012).

Female Directors follows two brilliant young women, art school graduates with deliciously profane vocabularies and supreme confidence, who talk sex, cinema, and power, as they wield their shared video camera like a scalpel. Yang Mingming’s superb debut is hilarious, moving, and subversive: is it documentary or fiction, or something new that violates both modes with gleeful abandon?

Post-screening Q&A with director moderated by Professor Zhang Zhen 张真 (Cinema Studies, NYU).

Presented by Parallax Films and Fourth Wall Cinema. Co-sponsored by the Asian Film and Media Initiative.

Free and open to the NYU Community. NYU ID Required.