Cinema meets Web 2.0 in Beijing

Watch The Case in the theater

Here's an interesting, locally-based website that mixes up social networking with an offline service that people actually want: allows users to vote for movies that they want to watch on the big screen.

When enough people have requested a particular film,'s owners, who apparently work in the film business, get prints of the film from distributors and then arrange a screening in Beijing. Ruzuo (入座) means 'take your seat'.

There are currently 55 people who have requested to see The Case by Wang Fen, a director featured in the recent Danwei TV episode Female filmmakers in Yunnan. If you want to see The Case, register on Ruzuo at this page.

~ Thanks to Chunzi for the link

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