Welcome to the 1st of 4 co-operative events brought to you by filmwax & dGenerate films. We are going to screen 4 Chinese films that can not be shown in China. Our micro-series begins with the entertaining documentary SUPER, GIRLS! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng) by filmmaker Jian Yi.
Synopsis: SUPER, GIRLS! follows ten female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China’s biggest television show.
The Chinese equivalent of “American Idol,” the “Super Girls Singing Contest” spawned an unprecedented pop culture phenomenon. Drawing over 400 million viewers, the show’s runaway popularity spurred the Chinese government to ban it after only two seasons.
The film provides unparalleled, intimate access into the contestants’ lives over several months. Through candid interviews and footage of nail-biting auditions and competitions, SUPER, GIRLS! offers a fascinating look inside what the Chinese media have dubbed “the Lost Generation” and their startling takes on sexuality and success in the new China.
Our guest speaker is Grady Hendrix. programmer of the New York Asian Film Festival.