Friday, Sept 20, 2019, 6 PM @ SAIC

WUSHU ORPHAN (武林孤儿) | Chicago Premiere

China | 2018 | 121 minutes | Blu-ray | In Mandarin w/English subtitles

Genre:  Drama

Director:  Huang Huang

Starring:  Jin Jingcheng, Hou Yunxiao, Liu Zhihan, Shi Zhi, Ma Zhongshan, Wang Shulin

“In the late 90’s, wet behind the ears, Lu Youhong takes a job teaching Chinese at a remote martial arts academy. His many students could care less for academics except for Zhang Cuishan, who excels at schoolwork but hates martial arts, and is bullied for it …. “Huang Huang’s evocative feature debut is a beautifully poetic paean to the bittersweet pangs of growing up at all stages of life.” NYAFF, 18th edition

“A charming, clever and fresh vision from a young filmmaker that will leave you grinning….” - Ryan Charland, easternkicks.com

Click here for director or guests’ profiles.

Click here for film critic’s reviews. (TBC)

We thank two departments namely “Visual and Critical Studies” and “Art History, Theory, and Criticism” at the School of Art Institute of Chicago for their contribution towards some of the administration costs associated with this presentation!