On Thursday, June 26th, the Northwest China Council is showing the second film of it’s new “Chinese Movie Night” presentations. Once a month, we schedule dinner and a film showing,followed by discussion of the social, cultural and historical aspects each film presents. After deliberation, the Film Committee selected “Shower” (pinyin: Xizao) a small, but award winning film.
Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He inds his fatherhard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's mentally-handicapped, exuberant brother, Er Ming, to get Da home). Da stays a couple days, observing his father being social director, marriage counselor, and dispute mediator for his customers and a boon companion to Er. Da is caught between worlds: the decaying district of his childhood and the booming south where he now lives with a wife who's not met his family. When Da realizes his father's health is failing and the district is slated for razing, he must take stock offamily and future.
Mandarin, with English subtitles. PG-13. 92 min. run time.
WHEN Thursday, June26, 2008, 6:00PM dinner, 7:00 film
WHERE House of Louie Restaurant Banquet Room
331 NW Davis, Chinatown
COST Dinner & Movie: $20 members; $25 general. Please register on or before June 25,
REGISTER Register On-line, or Call 503-973-5451 PAY Pay On-line via Credit Card or Paypal
PARKING SmartPark on NW Davis, between NW Naito Parkway and NW 1st Ave.
Official Website: http://www.nwchina.org
Added by LKSunada on June 12, 2008