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Friday, April 01, 2011

2011 Kansas City Chinese Film Festival

Love and War: and the Courage Required for Each
Saturdays at 10:00am -
April 2 through April 3
Glenwood Theatre
9575 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66212
(east side of Metcalf South Mall)

A festival of contemporary cinema from China, presented in a bilingual Chinese/English format. All screenings will feature enlightening discussions led by noted area experts.
The Festival kicks off this Saturday -- April 2, 10:00 am with John Woo's  Red Cliff.

updated 4/29/15

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Megan True Photography Exhibit

Megan True Photography on view through May 12, 2011
School of Journalism second floor of Stauffer-Flint
1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS

Artist's Talk with Megan True
Tuesday, March 29 | 1 pm | 303 Stauffer-Flint Hall

Free and open to the public.

Megan True is a freelance photographer and a 2007 KU School of Journalism graduate. She spent the last three years in China teaching English and doing photography work for non-profit organizations and travel magazines. Her work highlights rural life and minority people in southwest China (Yunnan Province). Her photos give a unique glimpse of China-from village weddings to farmers harvesting crops to beautiful landscapes. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines in both the United States and China.

updated 4/29/15

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday - Solidarity with the People of Japan

Public Event: Be In Solidarity with the People of Japan
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 26 | 1 pm |
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
(4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO)
To recognize the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and express support and sympathy, participants will meet in the Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Court. Twenty mats will be scattered around the court for meditation or thought, haiku poetry will be available to read aloud or silently, and long strips of paper will be provided to tie onto the trees in the Kansas City Sculpture Park. Inspired by the "wish trees" found in Japanese courtyards of Shinto shrines, in which slips of paper are hung on bamboo poles to release the ideas to the universe.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival Exhibit

Cherry Blossom Festival Exhibit- March 29 - April 10, 2011, Spencer Museum of Art | Lawrence, KS
Teaching Gallery
In recognition of the annual celebration held in Japan, Cherry Blossom Festival displays SMA works organized by Carpenter Foundation Intern in Asian Art Amanda Wright and Prints and Drawings Curatorial Assistant Kate Meyer in collaboration with the Center for East Asian Studies.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA

2011 UMKC Department of Film & Media Arts and the Tivoli Cinemas present

Akira Kurosawa's KAGEMUSHA (The Shadow Warrior)
Thursday, March 3 • 6:30pm
All Seats $5
Free for UMKC Students/Staff with ID
Available day of show only

"In his 1980 color masterpiece, Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career - the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, this legendary director creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power."

Japan, 1980, Color, 162 minutes

If you haven't seen this film on the big screen, don't miss it. The images of this film will stay with you for a long time. And Kurosawa is a master storyteller.


Friday, February 25, 2011

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony
February 2011—August 2011
New Chinese paintings, prints & rubbings exhibit!
Nelson-Atkins Building

"In traditional China, the Three Teachings (sanjiao)—Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism—were likened to the legs of the ancient sacred tripod known as ding. This analogy underscored the fundamental role of each of the religions in Chinese society.
...Although the paintings, prints and rubbings displayed here are associated with a specific religion, they often share imagery or stylistic features borrowed from one of the others. Indeed, the same artists often created works for more than one religion." More exhibits 

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The Cats of Mirikitani

Monday, February 28, Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire St., 7 pm

Film & Director Q&A: "The Cats of Mirikitani"
with director Linda Hattendorf

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art. A discussion with director Linda Hattendorf will follow. In conjunction with the exhibit Roger Shimomura: Shadows of Minidoka.

Cats of Mirikitani Trailer

Co-sponsored by the KU Center for East Asian Studies, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the Lawrence Arts Center. Free & open to the public.