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Free screening of documentary about Chinese 'Fame'

27 Nov 2013

The Centre for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute are hosting a screening of The Road to Fame, directed by Hao Wu (2013), on Tuesday, 3 December (4-6pm), in the Samuel Alexander Theatre.

The Road to Fame

This new documentary chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame - China’s first official collaboration with Broadway - by the senior class at China's top drama academy.

During the eight-month process, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into a cutthroat and corrupt show business. Part of China’s Single-Child generation, these spoiled kids carry the expectations of their parents on their shoulders. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today’s China.

Join the Centre for Chinese Studies in welcoming Chinese director Hao Wu to campus for an exclusive preview screening and discussion of the film as it premieres on BBC4. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


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