The International Film Series is proud to present a touching story of the introduction of motion pictures to China in the early 20th century. In Shadow Magic photographer Liu Jinglun (Xia Yu) is intrigued by the talk of westerner Raymond Wallace (Jared Harris) about “moving pictures”. Liu unintentionally defies the traditions of his culture as he tries to bridge the gap between western technology and his Chinese community. The film follows the internal struggle of Liu as he deals with cultural conflict, loyalty to his family and friends, and trying to improve his social standing so that he can be with the woman he loves.
Directed by Ann Hu Shadow Magic is in Mandarin and English with English subtitles.
Please join us on Wednesday March 25th at 7pm in the Moskovitz Theater in The DeNaples Center for this free event.Dr. Shuhua Fan will lead a discussion after the film.
This film is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Please email Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Film series sponsored by a University of Scranton Diversity Initiative Grant through the Office of Equity and Diversity.