Mountains May Depart

Directed by Jia Zhangke

Year: 2015
Running Time: 131
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: Various
Country: Japan, France, China
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
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Mountains May Depart

Sylvia Chang
Dong Zijian
Liang Jingdong
Zhang Yi
Zhao Tao

Writer Jia Zhangke
Directed by Jia Zhangke

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.


"Essential viewing...Mr. Jia takes the pulse of China." -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Blew us away from the get-go." -Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"Staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a filmmaker who creativity is evolving before our eyes." -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Venue City Date
Austin Film Society Austin 14711472008/14 & 8/16
Doc Films at the University of Chicago Chicago 1471060800August 13, 2016
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1468987200July 20 - July 23, 2016
SIFF Cinema Seattle 14654448006/9-10, 7/1-7
Anthology Film Archives New York 14639760005/23 & 5/28
Hippodrome Theatre Gainesville 1463716800May 20 - June 2, 2016
Ryder Film Series Bloomington 1463716800May 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, June 3, 4
Kahala Theater Honolulu 1463112000May 13 - May 19, 2016
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1463112000May 13 - May 16, 2016
George Eastman House Rochester 1463112000May 13, 2016
AMC Rolling Hills 20 Torrance 1462939200May 11, 2016
Oxnard Film Society Oxnard 1462766400May 9, 2016
Real Art Ways Hartford 1461902400April 29 - May 5, 2016
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1461297600April 22 - April 28, 2016
Miami Dade College Tower Theater Miami 1461297600April 22 - April 28, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach 14612976004/22-24, 4/27, 4/30, 5/3-5
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1460692800April 15 - April 21, 2016
Fresno Filmworks Fresno 1460088000April 8, 2016
New Parkway Theater Oakland 1460088000April 8 - April 14, 2016
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame 1460088000April 8 - April 9, 2016
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1460088000April 8, 2016
PFS Roxy Philadelphia 1460088000April 8 - April 14, 2016
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota 1460001600April 7, 2016
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1459483200April 1 - April 7, 2016
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol Sebastopol 1459483200April 1 - April 7, 2016
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1459483200April 1 - April 4, 2016
Plaza De Oro Twin Santa Barbara 1459310400March 30, 2016
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1458878400March 25 - March 31, 2016
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1458878400March 25 - March 31, 2016
Film Scene Iowa City 1458878400March 25 - March 31, 2016
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1458792000March 24 & 26
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1458792000March 24 - March 25, 2016
Movies of Delray Delray Beach 1458619200March 22, 2016
Camera Cinemas San Jose 1458273600March 18 - March 24, 2016
Angelika Pop-Up @ Union Market Washington 1458273600March 18 - March 31, 2016
The Screen Santa Fe 1458273600March 18 - April 7, 2016
Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Harris Theater Pittsburgh 1458273600March 18 - March 24, 2016
Movies of Lake Worth Lake Worth 1458014400March 15, 2016
Landmark Albany Twin Albany 1457672400March 11 - March 31, 2016
Lark Theater Larkspur 1457672400March 11 - March 24, 2016
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1457672400March 11 - March 20, 2016
4-Star San Francisco 1457672400March 11 - April 7, 2016
Denver Film Society Denver 1457672400March 11 - March 17, 2016
St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis 1457672400March 11 - March 17, 2016
Chelsea Theater Chapel Hill 1457672400March 11 - March 24, 2016
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1455253200February 12 - March 24, 2016

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