The next F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series event will feature The Goddess, a 1934 Chinese silent film about a young woman trapped in the sex trade. The screening will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. This and all F.I.L.M. series events are free and open to the public.
The woman is played by Ruan Lingyu (also known as Lily Yuen), one of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s. Her exceptional acting ability (and suicide at the age of 24) led her to become an icon of Chinese cinema.
The film will be accompanied by Min Xiao-Fen, a pipa soloist, vocalist, and composer, and guitarist Rez Abassi. Xiao-Fen’s original score for the film premiered in 2018.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4:15 p.m.: Sharon Lockhart presents an artist’s talk and her newest film Rudzienko (2016, 54 minutes).
Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.: Dominic Gagnon presents Going South (2018).