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Movie Monday: Fortune Teller (Chinese Documentary Film Series)

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Our Chinese Documentary Film Series continues this Monday when we show Fortune Teller (Suan Ming), from Beijing director Xu Tong, which follows a handicapped Buddhist fortuneteller, Li Baicheng, as he performs ancient divinations for those on the fringes of society — including many prostitutes — in the outskirts of Beijing. A police crackdown during the winter forces Li and his mentally disabled wife, Pearl, to seek refuge.

Fortune Teller won the Jury Prize at the Chinese Documentary Festival, was selected one of the 10 best documentaries at the China Independent Film Festival, and appeared at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.

Watch a preview of the film here.

Monday, August 10, 8 pm

20 RMB

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