Hamilton College F.I.L.M. Series
Free and open to the public
Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium in Hamilton’s Kirner-Johnson Building
The Goddess is a 1934 Chinese silent film about a young woman trapped in the sex trade. The woman is played by Ruan Lingyu (also known as Lily Yuen), one of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s. Her exceptional acting ability (and suicide at the age of 24) led her to become an icon of Chinese cinema.
The film will be accompanied by Min Xiao-Fen, a pipa soloist, vocalist, and composer, and guitarist Rez Abassi. Xiao-Fen’s original score for the film premiered in 2018.
F.I.L.M. series events take place in the Bradford Auditorium in Hamilton’s Kirner-Johnson Building and are free and open to the public. Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald has directed the F.I.L.M. series for more than 25 years.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 4:15 p.m.: Sharon Lockhart presents an artist’s talk and her newest film Rudzienko (2016, 54 minutes).
Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.: Dominic Gagnon presents Going South (2018).