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Parsons Alum, Miao Wang's documentary begins week-long run in NYC

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Miao Wang, an alum of Parsons, is the Director, Producer, Writer, and Co-Editor of the full-length feature documentary, BEIJING TAXI. The movie vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, BEIJING TAXI communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens’ persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games serve as the backdrop for BEIJING TAXI’s story, a coming out party for a rising nation and a metaphor for Chinese society and its struggles to reconcile enormous contradictions while adjusting to a new capitalist system that can seem foreign to some in the Communist-ruled and educated society. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey through fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though its destination unknown, the drivers continue to forge ahead.

The film premiered at SXSW 2010, and now begins a week-long run in NYC at reRun Gastropub Theater.

Dec 10, 11, 14, 15 Fri, Sat, Tue, Wed: 7pm + 9:30pm
Dec 12 Sun: 10pm
Dec 13 Mon: 8pm
Dec 16 Thurs: 1pm

reRun Gastropub Theater
147 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY

*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Last call 5 minutes before showtime

*** SPECIAL GUESTS + Q&As on Dec. 10 + 11

Click here for tickets.

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