The Core division presents films from and/or about China in this entertaining, thought-provoking series. (View series trailer below.) All screenings are FREE and open to members of the Champlain College learning community. College faculty members facilitate brief, informal discussions following each showing.
* Wed., September 26, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Alumni Auditorium — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Dir. Ang Lee), hosted by Gary Scudder
* Wed., October 24, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Alumni Auditorium — To Live (1994, Dir. Zhang Yimou), hosted by Ann Clark
* Wed., November 14, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Alumni Auditorium — Painted Skin — hosted by Kerry Noonan
Painted Skin is a 2008 supernatural fantasy film directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei, Betty Sun and Qi Yuwu. Although the film is based partly on a supernatural premise about a fox spirit who devours the hearts of her victims, it is more of an action-romance than a horror film. Painted Skin is based, very loosely, on one of Pu Songling’s classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. The theme song of the film, Huà Xīn (畫心; Painted Heart), was performed by Jane Zhang. (Wikipedia).
* Wed., December 5, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Alumni Auditorium — film TBA, hosted by Lee McIsaac