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Screening and Filmmaker Talk: Masters in the Forbidden City (我在故宮修文物)

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:30PM
Event Fee: FREE Members; $10 Non-Members
Speakers: Ming Xue, Professor Lei Jianjun (Producer)
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Join us for an exclusive screening of the documentary Masters in the Forbidden City (我在故宮修文物) followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. A surprise box office hit in China, this film follows the daily lives of the artisans and craftspeople who restore relics at the Palace Museum in Beijing, including experts in bronze, lacquer, wood, and clockworks. Through stunning imagery and refined storytelling director Xiao Han uses his unprecedented access to the Forbidden City to celebrate and evoke the “spirit of craftsmanship” that is the hallmark of these unsung artists.

The film will be shown in Mandarin with English subtitles.

This presentation is being co-sponsored by the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection at Connecticut College, with additional funding from the Confucius Institute at China Institute.

Please Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 


April 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Downtown Office
40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States
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