Harpur Cinema Presents “Shadow Magic"

Harpur Cinema Presents “Shadow Magic,” 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 11, LH-6. “Shadow Magic” — Ann Hu (China, 2000) 116 min.
In 1905, Liu Jinglun, made the first Chinese narrative film at the Feng Tai Photo Shop in Peking — reminding us that cinema was global from the start. Evocative of Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso, Ann Hu’s first film avoids the easy comparisons between East and West by locating the arrival of modern “gizmos” squarely in terms of Chinese tradition and innovation. Winner, Golden Horse, Taipei Festival, 2000; Sundance Festival, 2000. Admission: $4.
The film will show again at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 13, LH-6.