Confucius Institute Chinese Film Festival
Free screenings of three Chinese films. Part of the Confucius Institute's 2018 Chinese Culture Festival.
A selection of Chinese films will be shown at The Ross during the 2018 Chinese Culture Festival. Sponsored by The Confucius Institute at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Visit confuciusinstitute.unl.edu for more information.
Tickets are required to attend the screening and can be picked up at the Ross Box Office (not available online).
Friday, October 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9 - 7:00 p.m.
The Wolf Warrior is back, bigger and badder than ever, in this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit. With his career in tatters, China s deadliest Special Forces operative has settled into a quiet life on the sea. But when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again. Fists (and bullets, tanks, missiles and much more) will fly in this adrenaline-fueled tour de force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating into a climatic battle between the Wolf Warrior and the mercenary leader (Frank Grillo, Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil War). Directed by Jing Wu (2017, 123 minutes)
Friday, October 5 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 11 - 7:00 p.m.
Having no other option, Li Xuelian, a poorly educated villager, and her husband Qin Yuhe agree to fake a divorce. However, during the couple's separation, Qin falls in love with another woman--and as if his divorce with Li was real--he decides to move on with his life, leaving the jilted former spouse out in the cold. Under those circumstances and in the dreadful position of being denounced as a Pan Jinlian--a 17th-century Chinese adulteress who conspired with her partner to kill her husband--Li sets off on a legal crusade to clear her name. But even though Li is undoubtedly determined, on the other hand, she is nothing but a small nuisance in a sluggish and bureaucratic system where, sometimes, ants can become elephants. In the end, how long can a single woman hold on against an entire government? Directed by by Xiaogang Feng (2016, 128 minutes).
Saturday, October 6 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10 - 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. Pre-show Lecture by Dr. Roz Hussin)
Bruce Lee's life, philosophy, and final film are examined in this reverent documentary, which traces the master's path through the development of his own style, his battles with mainstream Hollywood and martial arts traditionalists, and his emergence as the world's top box-office draw. Just as interesting as Lee's life is the chance to see lost footage from The Game of Death, Lee's final, unfinished film. Outtakes offer the opportunity to see Lee's perfectionism in action, and the reconstructed storyline reveals how Lee's personal martial arts philosophy shaped the film. Interviews with Lee and those close to him highlight his energy, intelligence, and remarkable charisma. Fans of Lee will welcome this new insight into his filmmaking, and those unfamiliar with his life and work will come away with a new respect. Directed by by John Little (2002, 100 minutes).
Oct 5 through Oct 11
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