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CHICAGO PREMIERE Saturday, April 8th 2:00 PM @ Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (238 W. 23rd Street) |  Free Screening

SONG OF THE PHOENIX ( 百鳥朝鳯)

Director: Wu Tian-ming

Starring: Tao Zeru, Peng Chi, Xianxu Hu, Mincheng Li

Film Source: Chinese Consulate of Chicago

China | 2014 | 110 mins | |In Mandarin with English subtitles | Genre: Drama | DCP

Synopsis: From the Director of Old Well and The King of Masks comes his final film that helped inspire the 5th Generation filmmakers in China.  In Song of the Phoenix, the life and trials of You Tian-ming, a young suona (trumpet) apprentice forms his own troupe at a time when the traditions of suona music are declining in Chinese society. As a grown man, he has to face the painful reality that his chosen calling is no longer in tune with a modern, urbanized China.

Read Director's Bio here: http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/season-iv-directors-bios

“A solid drama that explores the relationship between master and disciple, tradition and modernity, and what we personally stand for in this quite excellent if predictable tearjerker.” - Filmnomenon

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