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OCTOBER 17-19

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This series takes its name from three films that award-winning documentarians Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon made about the Chinese village of Long Bow, and it features two of them. All Under Heaven: Life in a Chinese Village addresses changes in traditional rural life, and Small Happiness: Women of a Chinese Village discusses marriage, birth control, child rearing, and footbinding (shown together, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.). The series’s final program matches To Taste a Hundred Herbs, a study of a traditional Chinese doctor, with Abode of Illusion, a portrait of a contemporary Chinese painter (Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.). The series’s centerpiece, however, is The Gate of Heavenly Peace, the filmmakers’ three-hour account of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, whose Western acceptance infuriated Chinese authorities (pictured, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.). Hinton and Gordon will introduce all five screenings. At the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 12th & Jefferson Dr. SW. FREE. (202) 357-3200. (Mark Jenkins)