Best of the Fests

ART COLLEGE 1994

Directed by Liu Jian

China, 2023, 1h 58min, DCP, In Chinese with English subtitles

Best of the Fests

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Impact Circle members.

Discounts for AISD educators and local high school & college students are available at the box office with a valid school ID.

“Life-affirming.”
Variety

“A perfect balance of humour, thoughtfulness, and heart.”
BFI

When China was opening to the West, they were opening their minds to James Joyce and Kurt Cobain. This quasi-memoir charmer from filmmaker Liu Jian (HAVE A NICE DAY) is a wry coming-of-age tale about a group of young artists’ first steps from dorm-room doodlers toward future adulthood. Featuring the stellar voice talents of a Chinese who’s who — including MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART breakout Dong Zijian, viral rock sensation Red Ke, and directors Jia Zhangke (A TOUCH OF SIN) and Bi Gan (LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT) — ART COLLEGE 1994 is a look at slackers facing now and forever.
US theatrical premiere.

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