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Films & Schedules - AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

Fri, Feb 14, 2014
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

DIRECTOR: Peter Ho-Sun Chan - HONG KONG

In 1985, in the midst of China’s economic reform period, three college students in Beijing—an overzealous country boy who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer, a cynical intellectual with a superiority complex, and a romantic idealist who wants to be a movie star—bond through a shared fascination with Western literature, music, and movies and an ambition to live the American dream. This sets the three on a roundabout course toward the foundation of a wildly successful English-language tutorial institute—but fame, enormous fortune, and lawsuits test the bonds of ambition. Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed “the Chinese Social Network,” this seductive, epic tale of business bravado reveals both the spirit and the detail of China’s dramatic economic coming-of-age. (112 mins.)

Filmography: Comrades: Almost a Love Story (96), Who’s the Man, Who’s the Woman (97), The Warlords (07).

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco.

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Asian.

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