BOONE—The Global Film Series, a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, will present the Chinese film “Journey to the West” directed by Stephen Chow, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.
Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, “Journey To The West” is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India.
Chow is an award-winning Chinese actor and director, who has directed the well-known films “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle.”
Dr. Wendy Xie, associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, will provide remarks about the film.
The event is co-sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons, the Office of International Education and Development and the Chinese Language Club.
About the Global Film Series
The Global Film Series is a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, in various languages, and representing a wide variety of cinematic genres. Films are selected based on input from students, faculty and staff and from both educational and entertaining current releases. In addition, the Global Film Series provides a platform for student groups and faculty to share their international experience, knowledge and extracurricular opportunities through a variety of associated activities.
For more information about the series, visit http://guides.library.appstate.edu/globalfilmseries or contact Beth Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-4967.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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