THIS THURSDAY: GLOBAL LENS 2008 FILM SCREENING at the PS MUSEUM
Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.

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Mandarin (Wuhanese), with subtitles in English China, 2006 (88 minutes)

The museum is pleased to present a series of 10 outstanding films that make up the Global Lens 2008 touring film exhibition. This series is presented as a part of Global Lens, a project conceived by The Global Film Initiative (GFI) to encourage filmmaking in countries with developing film communities. The films are offered FREE on most Thursday nights through December 18. All films start at 5:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Theater and no advance registration or ticketing is required. After each one of these screenings, the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion conducted by a member of the Desert Film Society.

Synopsis
In this emotionally taut narrative, Li Qi Ming travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan, determined to fulfill his wife’s last wish of seeing her son. But instead of finding his son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, forcing him to come to terms with their long-estranged relationship and the tenuous future of his family. Director Wang Chao uses Li Qi Ming to represent the painful reality of thousands of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China.

This film series is sponsored by the City of Palm Springs and funded in part by the James Irvine Foundation.

Click HERE to watch the trailer

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