Monday, October 7, 2019

New Chinese movies The Climbers (攀登者), My People, My Country (我和我的祖国), to continue in Pittsburgh through (at least) October 9 12.

Two new Chinese movies The Climbers (攀登者) and My People, My Country (我和我的祖国), which opened in Pittsburgh on September 30 and October 1, respectively, will continue here through at least October 9 12.

The distributor summarizes The Climbers
Based on a true story from award winning director Daniel Lee (Three Kingdoms, 14 Blades), featuring China’s biggest stars Wu Jing (Wandering Earth, Wolf Warrior 2) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Grandmaster), and with a special guest appearance from superstar Jackie Chan. THE CLIMBERS is a cinematic retelling of the first Chinese climbers to summit Mount Everest - the first ever to do so from the North Ridge. Well-known as the most challenging side of the mountain, the perilous journey takes its toll on the mountaineers, physically and mentally, forcing them to make life or death decisions at every turn.
And the Chinese government summarizes My People, My Country, the top movie in China the past week:
The film production "My People, My Country" provides grand and ambitious scale narratives spanning seven decades of the People's Republic of China to capture historical moments, but through the unique perspectives of ordinary people.

The film, set to dominate China's 70th National Day holiday season, is a combination of seven short films by seven elite Chinese directors headed by award-winning veterans Chen Kaige and Huang Jianxin.

The film's focus is not about the historical moments themselves, but is through an ordinary people's perspective to portray those who were dedicated to or affected by the historical moments.
The movies are playing at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets for The Climbers and My People, My Country are available online. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.