Last Train Home

Directed by: Lixin Fan

Screening - Friday, August 26, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, August 27, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

85 minutes | PG

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

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Screening - Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development