Last Train Home - Chez Artiste

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

Film Synopsis:
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!

Join or login to comment.

  • AC

    Film was a bit lacking, but conversation & food were terrific.

    October 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Makes us realize how good we have it here in the U.S., even if we feel times are tough, are unemployed or whatever other matters may plague us.
    Living in China looks like a terribly depressing place to live -- they simply exist and do not much else.

    October 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    A documentary wouldn't have been my first choice but I'm glad I saw it. It was both gripping and disturbing and a clear snapshot into a world I never knew existed.

    October 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last Train Home is an interesting documentary about the huge migration of Chinese workers from urban centers back to their rural homes for New Years. The film shows the crush of millions of workers sometimes spending days getting back to their rural families only to see the outcomes of their absences on their children weren’t going to produce the parent’s hoped-for betterment of their next generation.

    October 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will see everyone there.


    October 10, 2010

19 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy