Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart)

Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart, The World, Still Life) is perhaps the foremost chronicler of the sudden impact of globalism on those unprepared for change. Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, On the Road, The Motorcycle Diaries) paints a moving portrait of the artist, capturing Jia as he visit his hometown and the places revealed in his moving films. As we meet Jia’s family, friends, and colleagues—interwoven with clips from his films—we come to not only know the filmmaker and the arc of his work, but to better understand the forces of social, political and economic change on people with an inadequate ability to respond. (98 mins., DCP) Mandarin with English subtitles

Screening times:

  • July 24 – Sunday 4:30 pm
  • July 25 – Monday 7 pm

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org.


Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium Portland Art Museum-1219 SW Park Avenue

Admission: $9 General; $8 Students, Seniors; $6 Child

Advanced Tickets: https://nwfilm.org/films/jia-zhangke-a-guy-from-fenyang/