Jia doesn’t leave the character of China's transformations to the audience's imagination. Tao’s son is given the name Dollar. “I will make you lots of money,” his dad whispers to the child.
The exciting possibilities of more extensive 3D restoration are clear from this first showcase. The different films provided a broad range of interesting, well-crafted cinema, in re-mastered versions of their intended format, otherwise lost to the past.
These are problematic that become increasingly relevant in an age where our social and visual relations are more and more defined by our technologies. Increasingly the push against these factors has increased, but Paik’s exhibit asks us to find something different in these problems: joy.