Curated by Mark Nornes, Chair of the UM Screen Arts and Cultures, the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute present Electric Shadows: U-M Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series. This inaugural film series features five of the most exciting films released in 2013, ranging from romantic comedy to science fiction. The series begins on Wednesday September 10 at 7 PM. A public reception is set for Wednesday, September 24 at 6 PM in the grand foyer of the Michigan Theatre during the CIUM’s China Culture Celebration Week (September 22—28). All screenings are with English subtitles and free and open to the public. *The film series list is subject to change
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 PM. FREE admission. Part of Electric Shadows: Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series presented by the UM Confucius Institute.
Chang, Wang and Meng are friends with very different personalities that share a common dream. Meng is pedantic, pretentious and boastful of his glorious future, Wang is a bohemian who uses pop culture to seduce women and Cheng is a country bumpkin with thick skin and an unshakeable belief in himself. Meng goes to the US to make his fortune while Wang and Cheng stay in China and...
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 PM. FREE admission. Part of Electric Shadows: Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series presented by the UM Confucius Institute.
A pregnant Beijing mistress travels to Seattle to give birth to her child, and learns the meaning of humility when she befriends a humble taxi driver while awaiting the arrival of her negligent sugar daddy. From the moment she arrives in Seattle, Wen Jiajia (Tang Wei) is positively insufferable. Berating everyone at the nursing ward as she casually flaunts her wealth, Wen quickly...
Wednesday, October 1 at 7 PM. FREE admission. Part of Electric Shadows: Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series presented by the UM Confucius Institute.
From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee – Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie’s beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest...
Wednesday, October 8 at 7 PM. FREE admission. Part of Electric Shadows: Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series presented by the UM Confucius Institute
Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow‘s Journey To The West is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk who tries to protect a village from three demons, develops feelings for the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and his transformative encounter with the Monkey King.
2013. 110 minutes. Rated...