马克来了 (WELCOME, MARK)

马克来了 (WELCOME, MARK)

WHERE TO FIND 马克来了 (WELCOME, MARK)

Location

Hilton Garden Inn

348 S. 13th. Street

Date & Time

Saturday, March 23rd

7:15 pm to 9:45 pm

Tags

Filmfort12+

ABOUT

Jia Ning, a Beijing fashion photographer, agrees to help translate for Mark, an amateur British journalist coming to China for the first time.

Directed by Zach Weintraub

I lived in Beijing for two years. During that time, I worked as an English teacher and felt like the world of moviemaking that I’d previously lived and breathed was disappearing in the rearview mirror. Fearing an identity crisis, I resolved to shoot something – anything – before going home. WELCOME, MARK was made on an old Hi8 camera by myself and two friends during my final week in China. The film is a testament to some of the nastier foreign attitudes I encountered during my time there, and a tribute to a place and period that I treasure.