LAST TRAIN HOME (35mm)
Dir. Lixin Fan (2009); China, 85m
Starring: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen
Mandarin with English Subtitles
FRIDAY, OCTOber 5th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, october 6th At 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Sunday, october 7th AT 3:00PM
As the Chinese urban fabric continues to envelop and push rural citizens into densely populated centers, Last Train Home does not only elucidate the economic struggle and impact, but also the human and familial strain it creates. Director Lixin Fan’s initial research trip in 2006 lead to his engagement with the Zhang family. Upon hearing their heartbreaking story he wanted to detail their transitional reality as migrant workers with beauty and candor. A story of the Zhang’s and the Chinese working class abandoning their way of life in the countryside as a means of survival for them and their families.