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Present.Perfect. film still

(Wan mei xian zai shi)

  •   Shengze Zhu
  •   United States, Hong Kong

Live-streaming in China is a billion-dollar industry driven by everyday citizens hosting online shows and interacting with virtual audiences. Compiled from more than 800 hours of footage from marginalized streamers—a burn victim, a street dancer, a factory worker, and many others—Present.Perfect. crafts a revealing portrait of a community searching for human connection in a society that has left them behind.

“The film raises important questions about the politics of viewership, the documentary form’s complex ties to reality and about human relationships in a digitally connected world.”


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

  •   124 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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