Friday, Sept 20, 2019, 6:30 PM @ SAIC #MC1307 - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (RSVP PREFERRED)

The screening room MC 1307 is located in 112 S. Michigan Ave. Once you enter the building, you must chat with the security workers at the desk, to let them know you are there for the screening. They may request that you sign in. Then you take the lobby elevator to the 13th floor. There are four elevators in the lobby. Please take one of the two elevators that are closest to Michigan Avenue, as these go to the 13th floor. Exiting the elevator, you should turn right, and walk down a hallway in order to reach 1307.

Signs will be posted to help visitors with these directions once they are in 112 S. Michigan Ave and have reached the 13th floor.

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

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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!