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Creative China Festival wraps up this month

The Creative China Festival, a five-month cultural event engaged by 16 American organizations, 12 Chinese organizations and supported by China's Ministry of Culture, is running in the US through Jan 24.

The festival comprises six categories including film screenings, arts exhibition, forums and concerts, among others. More than 200 artists from both countries participated in festival events since its opening last September.

With the theme "New Film Noir: Chinese new detective movies", six Chinese movies were screened at New York's Metrograph, Boston's Brattle Theatre and San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: The Conformist, The Dead EndLethal HostageBlack CoalThin IceThe Coffin In the Mountain and Free and Easy.

The Beijing Contemporary Arts Foundation sponsored Chinese sculptor Yu Fan, artists Song Dong and Li Jun to stay in the US from September to December to give exhibitions and communicate with their American counterparts.

China's rock record label Modern Sky presented concerts at Central Park in New York and Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles.

The Ministry of Culture, the Beijing Contemporary Arts Foundation, the New York Foundation of Arts and New York University China House also organized a series of forums.