Goddard College partners with the Port Townsend Film Institute and Peninsula College to bring you the Global Lens Film Series. All screenings are free to the public and are followed by a facilitated discussion. Each film has been selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspectives, opening a window to the diverse world in which we live.
"Beijing Flickers" (China): San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him for a richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has run away from him. Lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits. Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequality and unfeeling ambition.