MAINELAND: Film Screening Followed by Panel Discussion | YCW & YCP

When and Where

  • 18/03/2018
    2:45 pm-5:30 pm

  • AMC Empire 25
    234 W 42nd Street
    New York City
    New York
    United States
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MAINELAND: Film Screening Followed by Panel Discussion | YCW & YCP

Event Details

Join the Young China Professionals and Young China Watchers for the screening of MAINELAND, a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan Chinese teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine.

Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.

Following the end of the screening, the film’s director, Miao Wang, will join a panel discussion on the making of the film and Chinese students studying in the United States.

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