Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Friday Film Night on the Rooftop: To Live

To Live film

Did you know The Bookworm has one of the finest rooftops in Sanlitun? Come check it out tonight when we show the film To Live, Zhang Yimou’s 1994 epic based, starring Gong Li, based off Yu Hua’s novel by the same name. (more…)

Wednesday Film Screening: Zhao Liang’s Brave Documentary “Petition”


This Wednesday, June 10, we’ll be showing the film Petition (Chinese language with English subtitles), director Zhao Liang’s eye-opening and acclaimed documentary that was screened at Cannes in 2009. Made over a span of 12 years, it follows those who travel to Beijing in the timeworn Chinese tradition of seeking redress for local injustice. The film is simultaneously a portrait of contemporary hope and heartbreak. (more…)

Friday Film Night: Lord of the Flies (the original)

Lord of the Flies

This week’s film is the seminal classic Lord of the Flies, in its original 1963 adaptation. A critically acclaimed masterpiece that has stood the test of time and is frequently seen on lists of greatest literary adaptations to the big screen, the plot (familiar to generations of British and American school children) follows a group of children stranded on a deserted island, surviving and embracing the wild in equal measure. (more…)

Friday Movie Night, May 15: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Budapest Hotel

Join us tonight for a screening of Wes Anderson’s brilliant dark comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won four Oscars and the Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical. (more…)

Friday Movie Night on May 8th


We are still screening our Oscar-winning films, and this Friday’s movie choice is Birdman. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Director for González Iñárritu, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography from a total of nine nominations, tying it with The Grand Budapest Hotel for being the most nominated film of the Academy’s 87th annual awards ceremony

Start at 7.30pm – FREE

Bookworm Film Friday postponed until next month

Movie-goers, we are suspending Bookworm Film Fridays due to conflicting events these next two weeks. But we’ll be back next month, either May 1 or May 8. Please keep your eye on this space for details, or follow us on Twitter @BeijingBookworm or WeChat (add us on @BeijingBookworm). As always, you can sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all our events — just enter your email address in the bar above.

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