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Program Type:

Movie

Age Group:

Adults

Program Description

Description

Do you miss the Valley Film Society? Join us for a series of indepent, foreign, and art house films at the library! In collaboration with Riverside Film Festival, we'll show a movie on selected Fridays and leave plenty of time afterward for discussion.

Showing 3/15: Mao's Last Dancer (PG) 1h 57min

An award-winning Australian drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Winner of Best Foreign Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival.