Movie Lovers Save the Dates for “Shun Li and the Poet”

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October 30, 2012 by Italians in Chicago

by Valeria Fanelli –

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will held the screenings of the movie Shun Li and the Poet.

The story is a poignant portrait of friendship and growing love across divides of language and prejudice and it is set in a backwater lagoon within sight of shimmering Venice.

Shun Li, an illegal Chinese immigrant in Italy, works as a bar maid in a rundown waterfront café, the virtual slave of its owners.

Bepi, a grizzled fisherman long removed from his tragic past in Croatia, senses a corresponding well of loneliness in the shy single mother, but their innocent meetings are misinterpreted by her punitive employers and his rowdy drinking buddies.

The movie will be projected in Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles.

All tickets are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office: $11 general admission; $7 students; $6 Film Center members; $4 for students, staff, and faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and staff of The Art Institute of Chicago. General admission and member tickets are available through

Friday, November 2, at 6:00pm
Saturday, November 3, at 3:00pm & 7:45pm
Sunday, November 4, at 5:15pm
Tuesday, November 6, at 8:15pm
Wednesday, November 7, at 6:00pm
Thursday, November 8, at 8:15pm


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