M+ Screenings Online: Cinema, Disrupted



M+ Screenings Online: Cinema, Disrupted is a two-part programme examining the socioeconomic and political conditions that shaped film culture during periods of tremendous transformation around the world—times roiled by clashing ideologies, changing regimes, and social upheavals. Reconsidering the significance of historic moving image works, filmmakers, exhibitors, and audiences from a contemporary perspective, Part One: Disrupted Views explores the challenges of filmmaking and cinema-going in the 1970s and 1980s. Part Two: Interrupted Legacies examines the creative potential of moving image works and reflects on how the legacies of filmmakers have been influenced by the circumstances of their time.


Part One: Disrupted Views has taken place 11–21 March 2021. Watch our recorded talks online.


Part Two: Interrupted Legacies: audiences in Hong Kong can screen the films on-demand on 6–16 May 2021. A series of talks explores themes and ideas related to the films.




Part One: Disrupted Views
Beijing Spring Past event
Talking About Trees Past event
What We Left Unfinished Past event


Part two: Interrupted Legacies
About Some Meaningless Events  
The Endless Film  
Golden Slumbers  




Part One: Disrupted Views
Art for the Sake of Self-Expression: Beijing Spring and the Stars Group 13 March 2021 (Saturday) Rewatch
Revisiting the Lost Era of Film in Afghanistan 16 March 2021 (Tuesday) Rewatch
Envisioning a New Future for Film Viewing 18 March 2021 (Thursday) Rewatch
Part two: Interrupted Legacies
Interrupted Legacies in Golden Slumbers and About Some Meaningless Events 8 May 2021 (Saturday)   
Cinematic Renovations in Filmfarsi and The Endless Film 12 May 2021 (Wednesday)  


Full Programme Date:
11 March–16 May 2021

  • Part One: Disrupted Views (11–21 March 2021)
  • Part Two: Interrupted Legacies (6–16 May 2021)


All events are free.
Talks are available to audiences worldwide, however, screenings are only available to audiences in Hong Kong. Registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis and required for all events.


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