Lethal Hostage Screening Room Thu, Feb 22, 7:30PM Sun, Feb 25, 2PM See more at https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/lethal-hostage A whiplash succession of double and triple crosses, set to an offbeat soundtrack by trip-hop artist Chen Weilun, this ingenious and meticulously crafted film takes place in the corrupt, crumbling town of Mengxiu where China meets Burma. At the center of the story are a woman (May Wang) and a drug dealer (Sun Honglei) who becomes her husband after first being her kidnapper. (2012, 97 min, digital) Part of: Mainland Noir: Chinese Crime Films Feb 1 -- Feb 25, 2018 Screening Room Ring in Chinese New Year 2018 (the Year of the Dog) with this wickedly exciting series of new crime films from mainland China. Previously, crime depicted on-screen was usually an admission of discontent in the people's paradise. However, a new generation of up-and-coming Chinese filmmakers have been revamping these genre tropes to address the country's violence. These films portray drifting killers, frustrated police, and lethal beauties enmeshed in webs of vice and desire. YBCA is thrilled to introduce a sampling of these hard-hitting fugitive works, little seen outside of the festival circuit, which, taken together, signal the appearance of a new school of noir. Mainland Noir is part of the Creative China Festival, curated by Meng Xie and supported by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation. Thu, Feb 1, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 4, 2PM: Black Coal, Thin Ice Thu, Feb 8, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 11, 2PM: Free and Easy Sun, Feb 11, 4:15PM & Sun, Feb 25, 4:15PM: The Dead End Thu, Feb 15, 7:30PM & Sun, Feb 18, 2PM: The Coffin in the Mountain See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!