Free and Easy @ 4:05pm

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  • Date/Time:
    • Sunday June 24, 2018
      4:05 pm - 5:44 pm
  • Location: GTCN channel 2.3
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Summary Sentence: A desolate Chinese town is overrun by con men with quirky schemes, one of which involves a sedative soap. Meanwhile, the town's lone honest man tries to recover a sapling tree he is certain has been stolen.

Full Summary: Under a tin-gray sky, in a hollowed out corner of northern China, a stranger arrives in town bearing magical soap—but smelling it will cost you. Nearby, a pair of unenthused cops try cracking a seemingly simple case. Or not. And you can forget religious solace; the only monk around is not what he seems. Director Jun Geng is at his best when he celebrates the gaunt, manufactured landscapes of an unseen China and holds anyone of authority up to a Jarmusch-esque light for examination. Geng’s affection for his ensemble of offbeat, yet every day, characters—combined with cool, angular visuals that create a strange harmony between the harsh, geographical backdrop and its humble inhabitants—makes their absurdist journeys feel human. Steeping a caper in a workerless industrial center puts a fresh twist on the crime genre, proving Geng’s love of working against convention, as he casts a satirical eye on a system so flawed it’s tragicomic. GTCN Movie Schedule Free and Easy (2017) - IMDb

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Under a tin-gray sky, in a hollowed out corner of northern China, a stranger arrives in town bearing magical soap—but smelling it will cost you. Nearby, a pair of unenthused cops try cracking a seemingly simple case. Or not. And you can forget religious solace; the only monk around is not what he seems.

Director Jun Geng is at his best when he celebrates the gaunt, manufactured landscapes of an unseen China and holds anyone of authority up to a Jarmusch-esque light for examination. Geng’s affection for his ensemble of offbeat, yet every day, characters—combined with cool, angular visuals that create a strange harmony between the harsh, geographical backdrop and its humble inhabitants—makes their absurdist journeys feel human.

Steeping a caper in a workerless industrial center puts a fresh twist on the crime genre, proving Geng’s love of working against convention, as he casts a satirical eye on a system so flawed it’s tragicomic.

GTCN Movie Schedule

Free and Easy (2017) - IMDb

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Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN)

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
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Keywords
GTCN, free movies, flicks, matinee
Status
  • Created By: hchoi339
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
  • Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018 - 12:30pm