Gianpaolo Lupori is one of the most talented foreign cinematographers and directors based in Shanghai China for almost 10 years. I have had the honor of collaborating with him on several projects and am proud to see this latest work of his getting the attention it deserves.

We are proud to announce that Nighthawks directed by our favourite director Gianpaolo Lupori will be screened September 24th through 26th at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. Screening times will be 12:50pm & 3:00pm. 

The program is as follows:
COVET (Ireland, 12 min)
THE TENT (Ireland, 18 min)
NIGHTHAWKS (China, 14 min)
DRONE (UK, 12 min)
ESQUIZOFRENIA (Spain, 18 mins)
HOME SWEET HOME (Denmark, 31 min)

Total running time is 110 mins. 

The Nuart was built in 1929 and was voted “Best Movie Theaters in Los Angeles” in 2013 by and “Best Indie Theatre” (2012) by the Los Angeles Hotlist.

Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
P 310-775-6771


In a sleepy shanghainese noodle bar, a nation is about to confront one of its many demons. How will it emerge from the battle? 

Nighthawks looks at the powerful effect the internet has on Chinese sub-culture. It asks how far its reach amongst the young and old, the rich and poor and guilty or innocents can go before it needs to be tamed…

Inspired by true events which have never been more topical, Nighthawks is Lupori’s fourth short film and most socially daring yet. Shot in Mandarin Chinese (the national language) and Shanghainese dialect, this film goes closer to the raw China that few ever get to see and fewer would dare show… 

Producer Charlie Moretti, the Founder of Shanghai’s Bright Shadow Films will be there at most screenings to say hi if you are around!

for more information contact:
Bright Shadow Films

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