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— by Ai Pang: As the lights turned back on in the theater, the entire audience – only at 30 percent of capacity due to coronavirus prevention measures – continued to sit motionless in their seats, even long after the screen went dark. They were so shocked and moved by the movie they had just seen – The Eight Hundred, which was prescreened at several cinemas around China on Friday. The film, set for wide release on August 21, is one of the very first new films to hit theaters since Chinese mainland cinemas returned to operation in late July…

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