Film Fans we are off to China!!!
We will see Last Train Home at Chez Artiste, I will update times once they are posted but we'll shoot for a 4pm. Afterward we'll head to The Palace Chinese restaurant for dinner - due to the formal sit down dinner I am limiting this event to 30 people and no guests allowed, just members. Your RSVP means you are attending the movie and the dinner! A waitlist will be available so please keep your RSVP current!
Dinner will be at The Palace Chinese on Evans.
6265 e. evans ave
Denver, CO 80222
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze) travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Changhua and Sugin Zhang left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.
Watch trailer here:
New members look for me in the lobby holding a Meetup sign!
I do ask for a $1 donation per person at each event to help cover my organizer fees.
See you at the movie!