Poster for Ascension (2021)

Ascension (2021)

Opens in October

Director: Jessica Kingdon Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2021

The absorbingly cinematic Ascension explores the pursuit of the “Chinese Dream.” Driven by mesmerizing—and sometimes humorous—imagery, this observational documentary presents a contemporary vision of China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all.

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, winning Best Documentary Feature.