Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 8:00pm
Pre-film talk at 8pm; film starts at approximately 8:30pm.
11-year-old peasant villager Li Cunxin is chosen by Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy to study ballet in far-off Beijing, where he trains for seven grueling years to become one of China's greatest dancers. His efforts win him the opportunity to dance in America, opening his eyes to a new love and the possibility of a dramatic defection from China in this remarkable true story based on Cunxin's autobiography.
Rated PG; Directed by Bruce Beresford (2010); 117 minutes
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