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Friday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Double Happiness - Preceded by China Remix

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Ella Raidel

2014 | 75 minutes | Austria, China

U.S. Premiere | Director in Attendance

The idyllic mountain village of Hallstatt, Austria, has been precisely replicated near Huizou, China. Residents of the original Hallstatt visit their recreated town, baffled but also fascinated to find that every detail, in some cases down to the furniture in their homes, has been re-created thousands of miles away—setting the stage for provocative questions about tradition and innovation, copying and creativity, and appropriation and authenticity. Director Ella Raidel presents a multifaceted film experience, at once a thoughtful and sumptuously-filmed visual feast and a docu-musical of sorts, evoking The Sound of Music(1965). The documentary gets at questions about fairy tales around Austrian culture, the perfect life, and what it means to find home. 


Preceded by China Remix

Melissa Lefkowitz and Dorian Carli-Jones

2015 | 29 minutes| China, U.S.A.

Directors in Attendance

Guangzhou is home to China's largest community of African immigrants and a burgeoning international hip-hop scene. The short film China Remix observes the lives of three African artists at this unique intersection as they face challenging labor and immigration laws hoping for a chance of success in this land of opportunity. 



Friday October 23, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Linder Theater

Attendees (8)