Film Screening: Mr.Six

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:45pm

Event Location: 

  • Pollock Theater
  • UCSB Campus

Event Price: 

Event is free but online reservation @ Pollock Theater is recommended to guarantee a seat:  http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock 

Event Contact: 

      Co-Sponsored by UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center 

Mr. Six《老炮儿》(2015)

134 Minutes

Director:  Guan Hu  導演:管虎

Actor:  Feng Xiaogang  主演:馮小剛

Post-Screening Discussion:

Lora Chen 陳焱, CEO of China Media Consulting

Prof. Mayfair Yang 楊美惠, Moderator

Set in the mean streets of old and new Beijing, thriller Mr. Six shows the clash of generations as well as that between the ultra-rich and the left-behind.  When his son Xiaobo (Li Yifeng) is kidnapped by a gang of rich kids known for drag-racing luxury sports cars, aging gangster Mr. Six (Feng Xiaogang) calls on a motley crew of old allies for help.  The thrilling chase that unfolds reflects the tensions in contemporary Chinese society:  between those born to privilege and wealth and those stuck at the bottom, between the local and the global, and between savvy opportunists and those who adhere to old principles of integrity.  Feng Xiaogang—most famous for his work as a director and screenwriter—received the Best Actor Award at the 2015 Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei.