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The Birth of Chinese Cool? Roundtable on Chinese Language Genre Film

July 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 PM
Location: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10006

Join the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and China Film Insider (CFI) for their jointly hosted event: a panel discussion on Chinese-language genre film. The event is made possible with generous support from China Institute.

Aliza Ma, Head of Programming, Metrograph
Dylan Marchetti, SVP of Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution, Well Go USA
Daniel Eagan, Film Critic
Guan Yadi, Film Producer

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Learn more about us:
China Film Insider: http://chinafilminsider.com/
New York Asian Film Festival: https://www.nyaff.org/
China Institute: https://www.chinainstitute.org/

Detailed info on panelists:


Aliza Ma is a New York–based programmer and writer specializing in Asian cinema.
Currently, Aliza Ma is Head of Programming at New York’s Metrograph theater; before that she was Museum of the Moving Image’s assistant film curator.


Dylan Marchetti is the SVP of Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution at Well Go USA.
After founding Variance Films in 2008, Dylan joined Well Go USA Entertainment in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Theatrical Releasing. He runs point on theatrical and day-and-date VOD releases, creating award-winning marketing assets and release plans, devising and tracking budgets, booking theaters, serving as main point of contact for producers/filmmakers, and managing a fantastic team to execute the release. Recent acquisitions include The Island, Burning, Operation Red Sea, Wolf Warrior 2, Train to Busan, the Phantasm franchise, Mine and The Endless.


Daniel Eagan is a film historian and writer based in New York City. He is the author of America’s Film Legacy (Bloomsbury) and contributes to Film Journal, Film Comment, American Cinematographer, Filmmaker Magazine, and other outlets.


Guan Yadi (关雅荻), a graduate of the Beijing Film Academy, where he studied film production, **Guan Yadi** is at the forefront of a new genre cinema emerging in China. A former executive at PolyBona Film Distribution, Fantasy Pictures and Galloping Horse, he founded Life Pictures and Courage Media to kickstart medium-budget genre films. His films as a producer include Gao Qunshu’s action-packed eastern-western _Wind Blast_ (2010) and crime-thriller _Lethal Hostage_ (2012). His science fiction film _Pathfinder_ (2018), the directorial debut of Zhang Xiaobei, is currently in post-production.


July 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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