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Forbidden Kingdom: Film Screening & Discussion

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
ECCE Speaker Series
Location
Brookens Auditorium
Date
Feb 6, 2014   12:00 - 2:15 pm  
Originating Calendar
ECCE Speaker Series Community Calendar

Rob Minkoff’s feature film Forbidden Kingdom (2008) provides an example for viewers to examine cultural transformation and transnational Asian/Asian American identities in action cinema. Featuring both Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the film re-imagines the traditional tale of the Monkey King with a transnational Asian/Asian American spin, and presents a powerful narrative about identity politics, cultural transformation and adolescent self-realization. Through its multinational production and casting, this film incorporates convention, characters and other elements of the Hong Kong action cinema and shows the film genre’s global impact

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