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A STRANGER IN SHANGHAI

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THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

529 14th Street, NW

13th Floor, Holeman Lounge

Washington, DC 20045

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WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE presents an NHK WORLD-JAPAN SCREENING: A STRANGER IN SHANGHAI

A STRANGER IN SHANGHAI

China was in turmoil in 1921 when renowned Japanese novelist, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, (author of “Rashomon”) visits Shanghai as a newspaper correspondent. He’d read classic Chinese novels growing up but China is quite different from the utopian place that he was expecting. It’s hard for him to reconcile fantasy with reality. In a country lost between hope and despair, the novelist meets a variety of locals from revolutionaries to prostitutes, each affecting him in unexpected ways…

6:30 - 7:15pm

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7:15pm

Screening Begins

Q&A with the Producers Follows

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THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

529 14th Street, NW

13th Floor, Holeman Lounge

Washington, DC 20045

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