Present.Perfect (2019) with filmaker Shengze Zhu

Friday, Feb 28, 2020 7 – 9 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

Shengze Zhu’s award-winning experimental documentary Present.Perfectsurveys contemporary China through the lives of live-streaming anchors broadcasting their everyday experiences to unseen audiences around the world. From over 800 hours of recorded live-streaming footage, Chicago-based filmmaker Zhu crafts an absorbing, far-ranging cinematic essay on the construction and performance of identity, posing stark questions about the forces that shape our social realities. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
In Person: filmmaker Shengze Zhu

Co-presented by Block Cinema with the MFA in Documentary Media at Northwestern.