celebrates the national television broadcast
on PBS with a WTTW premiere in Chicago.
This award-winning documentary saga (directed by Susan Morgan Cooper and narrated by Golden Globe Winner Jacqueline Bisset) begins in Chicago with a disconnect between Chinese-born Jian Ping and her American-raised daughter, Lisa Xia. Watch their journey for a personal history of one family’s trauma and eventual triumph over China’s Cultural Revolution. Through colorful reenactments, historical records, and moving interviews, the director follows the trail of Mulberry Child, Jian’s powerful memoir of growing up amid the hardship and injustice of the Cultural Revolution. It also traces the daughter’s gradual understanding of family love. Roger Ebert said it was "a powerful and touching film." Visit www.mulberrychildmovie.com for more information.
Date: Thursday, May 8th
7:00 p.m. Reception
7:45 p.m. Introduction
8:00 p.m. Streaming of WTTW broadcast (approx. 55 min.)
Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 2nd.
Drinks and appetizers will be provided.
A Q & A with Jian and Lisa follows.
Parking is available at several garages in the area.
Details are available on the Roosevelt website.
with support from:
Mulberry Child, based on the book of the same title by Jian Ping, is directed by Susan Morgan Cooper and narrated by Golden Globe Winner Jacqueline Bisset. Ellis Goodman is Executive Producer of the movie. The renowned late Roger Ebert gave the film 3 1/2 stars, calling it "a powerful and touching film." Mulberry Child has won numerous awards at international film festivals, including Palms Springs, Bahamas, Madrid, and Nashville.
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