Film Screening: Hero (2002)
Location: Peters Education Center (Student Recreation Center west of Save-Mart Center)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Discussants: Ed EmanuEl
Hero stars Jet Li as the assassin known only as “Nameless.” The film tells the story of the attempted assassination of China’s first Emperor, but more importantly, Hero reveals an essential Chinese cultural tenet: no dishonor will go unavenged. Jet Li, who was raised with the story on which Hero is based, waited twenty years to play this role. The Chinese government would not approve a film version of this historical event for both political and social reasons until massive re-writes were made. The result is a magnificent historical epic which delves into the shifting waves of power that characterized ancient China during its wars for unification. Mandarin with English subtitles. Rated PG 13. 99 minutes.
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CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicutlural International (MI).
CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
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