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Online Exclusive! Available starting 11/5!

ASCENSION (virtual)

China, United States | 2021 | Jessica Kingdon

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Winner of the award for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and recently shortlisted for the 2022 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, this visually stunning look at the “Chinese Dream” surveys class consciousness, capitalism, and conspicuous consumption in the PRC. (This film will show in our PBL Theater on 11/27 at 6:55 pm.) Filmed at 51 different locations throughout China, this observational work that forgoes voiceover and commentary proves a pure, perpetual eye-opener. Individual sequences—with subjects ranging from a factory that manufactures sex dolls, to schools for bodyguards and butlers—never fail to transfix, surprise, and/or sting. 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of 10/6). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles.

Ascension, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 11/5 thru at least 4/21 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.

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