Filmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present. Ash Mayfair Presents: Dead Pigs A mysterious stream of pig carcasses floats silently toward China’s populous economic hub, Shanghai. As
Filmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present.
Ash Mayfair Presents: Dead Pigs
A mysterious stream of pig carcasses floats silently toward China’s populous economic hub, Shanghai. As authorities struggle to explain the phenomenon, a down-and-out pig farmer with a youthful heart struggles to make ends meet, while an upwardly mobile landowner fights gentrification against an American expat seeking a piece of the Chinese dream. Meanwhile, a romantic busboy hides his job from his father, while a rich, young woman struggles to find her independence. Like a mosaic, their stories intersect and converge in a showdown between human and machine, past and future, brother and sister. Dead Pigs won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content.
Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP
Directed by Cathy Yan
Free, but ticketed
Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy
Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.
Speakers for this event
Writer/Director Ash Mayfair was born in Vietnam and educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, receiving her MFA in filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The Third Wife is her debut feature which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. The film has received numerous international awards, including the NETPAC award at TIFF, the Otra Mirada Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Gold Hugo for Best First Feature at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Young Jury Award Comundo at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo International Film Festival, and the Golden Bengal Tiger for Best Film at the Kolkatta International Film Festival. Mayfair is currently working on her second feature film titled Skin of Youth.