Last Train Home by Lixin Fan (2009, 87 min.). Each spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home follows a couple’s annual trek, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. In Mandarin and Sichuan with English subtitles. Space is limited; first come, first served.
Part of the Lunar New Year Celebration. See the full schedule of events.
Generously supported by the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation.