OCA Greater Cleveland is proud to be a community partner of the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival with the film “Factory Boss” by Director Zhang Wei. Watch “Factory Boss” at one of three screenings and a special Question & Answer session with the director following each show.
Factory Boss ((Chinese: 打工老板 Da Gong Lao Ban) – The Dalin Toy Factory is in a state of crisis. There are no current orders, and angry workers are demanding unpaid wages. Owner Mr. Lin will do anything to save his factory, including cutting back on safety updates and equipment repairs. So he makes a desperate deal with an American toy company, contracting a low-profit job with a fast deadline that threatens to drive his workers to the brink. When a reporter goes undercover at Dalin and begins exposing oppressive conditions and safety hazards, things quickly worsen. The deadline is now days away, and the workers have gone on strike. With a stunning performance as the FACTORY BOSS’s Mr. Lin, which won him Best Actor at the 2014 Montréal Film Festival, Yao Anlian heads a powerful cast that takes us deep into China’s manufacturing culture, from the workers’ dorms to the executive suite. While everybody’s futures rest heavily on his shoulders, Mr. Lin must face the hardest struggle of all: is honor defined by saving a factory or by compassion for those who labor within it? (In Mandarin with subtitles)- C.R.
Run Time: 104 minutes
CIFF Screenings at Tower City Cinemas:
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM
$13 for CIFF members*
$15 for non-members*
$13 for students and seniors (in-person and w/ ID only)
To order tickets, go to: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/factory-boss
* Save $2 off any ticket purchase with Discount Code: OCA
For a complete list of Pan-Asian Films, go to: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/schedule/sidebar/pan-asian-films
Tower City Center offers $3 self-parking to CIFF Patrons when available and with parking ticket validation. You must have your parking ticket validated at Tower City Cinemas. Valet Parking is also available at Tower City Center at regular rates. Visit www.towercitycenter.com for more information.