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Margaret Mead Film Festival: ALMOST HEAVEN at AMNH in NYC: US Premiere

  • 22 Oct 2017
  • American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Margaret Mead Film Festival: Almost Heaven

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017  12:00PM – 1:15PM
Event Fees: Tickets: $12 ($10 for AMNH Members, Seniors, and Students)
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

 

Almost Heaven

Carol Salter2017 | 75 mins

Country Produced: UK

Country Featured: China

US Premiere | Director in Attendance

Sunday, October 22 | Noon | Program F5

 

Ying Ling, a 17-year-old trainee at a funeral parlor in Changsha, is among a new and ambitious generation of youngsters from rural China who received high school diplomas and are trying their luck with better-paid jobs in the big cities, far from home. With a combination of humor and tenderness, the film captures Ying’s universal struggle to adapt to her new life: she calls her parents often, spends a night at the mall, and tries to stave off the boredom of daily work. The funeral parlor adds a dimension of drama, with long sequences of Ying practicing corpse-washing techniques on a mannequin, and then a colleague, before her nervous first encounter with a deceased person. It is an understated, unglamorous, and heartfelt coming-of-age story in a sobering environment.

 

For tickets and information, click HERE.

 

For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: anicholson@chinainstitute.org or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 


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