We are excited to present, along with Asia Society of Northern California, a screening of J.P. Sniadecki’s newest film, The Iron Ministry on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 PM at the 9th Street Independent Film Center.
Hailed as the “best film about China in the twenty-first centurey that I’ve seen to date” by Travis Jeppesen of Artforum, The Iron Ministry examines the changes occurring due to China’s economic boom. Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry (Courtesy: Icarus Films) traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. In this deeply ethnographic documentary, scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of rapid social and technological transformation in China. The Iron Ministry immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon become the world’s largest railway network. (Asia Society Norther California)
Besides his documentaries, Sniadecki is also one of the three filmmakers leading Cinema on the Edge: The Best of the Beijing Independent Film Festival 2012-2014 which, after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, is taking place in New York City this month.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here!
SNC and CAAM Members: $10
General: $15 Student: $10.00