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Chinese Youth Film Festival, April 6–7

Published March 23, 2018

Poster for Chinese Youth Film Festival, lifting film strips with chopsticks from a to go box

We are excited to announce our second annual Chinese Youth Film Festival! We have a great selection of original Chinese films selected to share with students and young adults. Movies will play with Mandarin audio and English subtitles. Our volunteer Chinese teachers will introduce the film and be available for discussion afterward.


Friday, April 6 | “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Promotional poster for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon show two women holding swords and one man.

7 p.m. in Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center

A visually stunning film with action and romance set in the Qing Dynasty. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” won four Oscars and numerous other awards. Get a glimpse of the adventure on IMDB.

“In a land of eternal beauty and infinite mystery, a legend was born. The story of a warrior, the woman he loved, a daring outlaw and a princess destined to become a warrior. Sony Pictures Classics proudly presents CHOW Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, ZHANG Ziyi in an extraordinary romantic adventure. From Ang Lee, the director of ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.'”

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality.

Saturday, April 7 | “Born in China”

Born in China movie poster showing mama panda holding her baby.

7 p.m. in Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center

Disneynature’s new True-Life Adventure film “Born in China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China, where few people have ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard — an elusive animal rarely caught on camera — faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.

Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain — from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest — on the wings of red-crownded cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. See a preview on IMDB.

Note: This post was edited April 4, 2018, to show the updated film for Saturday, April 7.