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September14

Dinner and a Movie: Empress Wu (1960)

September 14, 2017 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Empress Wu is a fictionalized account of the ascension of Wu Tse-tien, the Chinese sovereign who rose from concubine to Empress Consort and eventually to Empress Regnant of the Zhou Dynasty. Directed by Li Han-hsiang, this sweeping historical drama was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival and stars Li Li-Hua, a prolific Chinese actress who was artist David Diao’s neighbor from 1950-1955 and whose image is featured in several pieces from the exhibition America Beckoning.

Empress Wu (1960)

Thursday, September 14

Aromaku Indonesian Street Food truck, Gund Gallery Front Lawn: 5:00 PM

Film screening: 7:00 PM

Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

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About Dinner and a Movie:

This curated series is inspired by themes central to the museum’s fall exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our community.  The films selected include a cinema classic featuring a glamorous movie star who is the subject of several paintings exhibited in David Diao: America Beckoning, and a contemporary sci-fi thriller that dramatizes the disorder and violence caused by the rapid urbanization and globalization of an African city –issues central to the exhibition Urban Cadence: Street Scenes from Lagos and Johannesburg.  Our annual Night at the Museum includes a special final Dinner and a Movie feature that spoofs Western cinematic representations of the urban superhero archetype. Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Image courtesy of Celestial Pictures Limited.

 
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