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THE KING OF MASKS (1996) Wu Tianming

  • SOPAC Loft 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)
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In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang yearns for a male heir to inherit the secrets of his renowned magical act. Though he refuses an offer to join the opera, he heeds the advice of female-impersonating opera star Liang to find an heir. Wang soon buys an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie. When his new heir reveals a desperate secret, Wang must choose between following the strictures of society and the fatherly love he feels for his new protégé.

This film is part of our Spring 2019 Chinese Film Series.  Membership for all four films can be purchased via SOPAC.

Save 10% with code FILMCLUB10!  Use code FILMCLUB10 to save 10% on your Film Club Membership when you buy the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 series together in the same order. 

Earlier Event: February 3
A SIMPLE LIFE (2011) Ann Hui