Ghost Town


Dir. Zhao Dayong (2009).
Chinese independent filmmaker Zhao Dayong goes to the head of the class with this epic, beautifully crafted observational doc—six years in the making—that hunkers down in a dusty, deserted backwater to hang out with a Christian pastor and his alcoholic brother-in-law, a pair of forcibly sundered lovers, and, most hauntingly, an abandoned 12 year-old living on the street.

Wed., March 17, 4 p.m.; Thu., March 18, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 19, 3:30 p.m.; Sat., March 20, 4 p.m.; Sun., March 21, 12:30 p.m., 2010

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