Last Train Home


Directed by: Lixin Fan


85 minutes | PG



Screening

Friday, August 26, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

Screening

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 7pm - 9pm



The Chinese New Year holiday brings about an annual 130 million person migration of workers from the cities back to their home villages, which is often the only chance most factory workers have to reunite with their families. Shot over several years, Lixin Fan's documentary Last Train Home, chronicles this migration through the story of a particular family's cycle of reunion and separation. 


"This small masterpiece of documentary filmmaking offers a human-scale look at the impact of China's industrial growth." - Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle 

"Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan considers the social upheavals wrought by China's economic miracle." -  Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader 

Best Documentary, Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, 2010