About This Event
Shadow Magic by Chinese director Ann Hu brings us to China at beginning of the 20th century. Suffering both physical cultural invasions by the West the Chinese are suspicious and antagonistic toward anything that the West has to offer. Set against this historical background, Raymond Wallace, an Australian brings yet another Western innovation: the motion picture or what the Chinese literally call “shadow magic.” Wallace wants to make his fortune by establishing the very first motion picture theater in China. Not surprisingly, his efforts are met with both awe and suspicion, especially by the Dowager Empress, and bring forth the following question: can change and tradition coexist? 116 minutes. In English & Mandarin with English subtitles. Film website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/shadowmagic/index.html
All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
Location: Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).