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Ascension

Ascension

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 7:30PM
Little Theatre 1 • with filmmaker Q&A

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 3:00PM
Little Theatre 5

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

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IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and a mask are REQUIRED to attend this event. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full details.

ABOUT THE FILM

Wielding an inquisitive camera and crafting a kaleidoscope of vignettes, Jessica Kingdon’s debut feature film is a visceral exploration of contemporary China’s identity and the paradoxes of economic progress. Deftly observing factory workers create everything from binoculars to sex dolls, the film tracks the collective pursuit of professional success in a communist society. With pathos and humor, Kingdon captures the intense physical demands, aggressive corporate policies, and creative collaboration that fuel the ever-expanding labor force of the People’s Republic of China. The filmmaker leaves you to ponder the costs of commodification while also shining a light on the resiliency of the human spirit.

The Thursday, January 27 screening will be followed by a live Q&A with producer Kira Simon-Kennedy.

97 mins  |  Documentary  |  2021  |  China
English & Chinese | Not Rated

Directed by Jessica Kingdon

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ABOUT THE ONE TAKE DOC SERIES

The Little’s One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly documentary film series, presenting a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As.