Chicago Tribune's Best Movies of 2019 Includes Shengze Zhu's Documentary

"Present.Perfect" by Shengze Zhu. Courtesy of "Chicago Tribune"

Present. Perfect by Shengze Zhu (MFA 2017) is featured on the Chicago Tribune’s best movies of 2019 list. Screened at the Chicago International Film Festival, the documentary film explores the phenomenon of live streaming in China. Zhu’s film takes the form of a montage that follows two dozen Chinese citizens who seek virtual connections. In October 2019, the Gene Siskel Film Center screened the film with Zhu in person as part of SAIC's Conversations at the Edge series.