Mao's Last Dancer

22 February
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$10

The inspirational true story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin, adapted from his bestselling autobiography. It tells how he came to leave his peasant family during Mao's Cultural Revolution before defecting to the United States.

'The film celebrates artistic freedom without preaching a sermon, and often flies when Mr Chi is on screen. When he is on stage, spinning and leaping to the strains of magnificent music, the film soars.' – The Wall Street Journal

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