IU CINEMA: Dead Pigs

  • September 20, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 9:10 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Filmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present.

Ash Mayfair Presents: Dead Pigs

A mysterious stream of pig carcasses floats silently toward China’s populous economic hub, Shanghai. As authorities struggle to explain the phenomenon, a down-and-out pig farmer with a youthful heart struggles to make ends meet, while an upwardly mobile landowner fights gentrification against an American expat seeking a piece of the Chinese dream. Meanwhile, a romantic busboy hides his job from his father, while a rich, young woman struggles to find her independence. Like a mosaic, their stories intersect and converge in a showdown between human and machine, past and future, brother and sister. Dead Pigs won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content.

Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP
Comedy, Drama
Directed by Cathy Yan
Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy


IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.

IU CINEMA: Dead Pigs