First off the bat for 2010 - and two Roundeye films du jour - The Return of Ellen Love and Uphill for Jesus - are going to make their Chinese debut in Beijing (which Benny B was lucky enough to explore on a tour of China a couple of years back).
Electric Shadows is a multi-platform film and music venture designed to promote experimental and art house cinema in the Chinese capital. Run by a team of passionate volunteers, they hold a screening every month aiming to "showcase the finest short works from around the world which challenge the conventional labels of documentary and fiction, and blur the lines between narrative and experimental film".
The inaugural event of the new decade will be tomorrow, January 3rd, at the Peng Hao Theatre, Dongcheng. This exceptional new theatre and coffeehouse is one of the first privately-owned theatres in Beijing. Located in the centre of the performing arts district, it is a beautifully-restored hutong house with a bohemian feel, chill-out zones and rooftop bar.
The screenings begin at 2pm and entrance is 30 yuan.
Benny B in Tiananmen Square, 2007