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IU CINEMA: Farewell My Concubine

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie is scheduled to introduce.


Starting in the 1920s and spanning through the Cultural Revolution, the film tracks two Peking Opera stars and their unwavering friendship which is tested by sexual orientation, love interests, war, a communist takeover, and the Cultural Revolution. Time Out wrote  about the film: “Appropriately operatic, Chen’s visually spectacular epic is sumptuous in every respect. Intelligent, enthralling, rhapsodic.” The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Film critic Roger Ebert called the film “almost unbelievably ambitious” for capturing 50 years of Chinese history with such “freedom and energy.” In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content.

Thursday April 25, 2019 07:00 PM
Thursday April 25, 2019 09:51 PM
The Indiana University Cinema is located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. We are located at the East end of the IU Auditorium building. Our main entrance is on the North side, facing the Wells Library.
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Tickets are required for all screenings. You can pick them up at the IU Auditorium box office M-F 10-4 or in the Cinema lobby 60 minutes prior to any IU Cinema screening.
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