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Reception & PBS TV Premiere for Mulberry Child

Jian Ping & Ellis Goodman

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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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 for more information.

Mulberry Child, postcard


               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

           Sponsored by:

     Kovitz Investment Group

with support from: 

Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago Sister Cities International

Have questions about Reception & PBS TV Premiere for Mulberry Child? Contact Jian Ping & Ellis Goodman

When & Where

Roosevelt University
Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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Jian Ping & Ellis Goodman

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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