Directed by Jian Yi, SUPER, GIRLS! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng) follows ten female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China’s biggest television show.
The Chinese equivalent of “American Idol,” the “Super Girls Singing Contest” spawned an unprecedented pop culture phenomenon. Drawing over 400 million viewers, the show’s runaway popularity spurred the Chinese government to ban it after only two seasons.
The film provides unparalleled, intimate access into the contestants’ lives over several months. Through candid interviews and footage of nail-biting auditions and competitions, SUPER, GIRLS! offers a fascinating look inside what the Chinese media have dubbed “the Lost Generation” and their startling takes on sexuality and success in the new China.
This is the 1st in a series of screenings in partnership with dGenerate Films, bringing Chinese films to a broader audience in the West. All proceeds will go back the the filmmakers in China.
Special Guest Speaker: Critic Grady Hendrix, one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival, will be our special guest speaker.
China, 2007. Documentary, 73 min.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
The first in a series of screenings in partnership with dGenerate Films, we are proud to screen Jian Yi's outrageously funny SUPER, GIRLS! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng) which follows 10 female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China’s biggest television show. Guest speaker, founder of The NY Asian Film Festival, Grady Hendrix.
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