MAINELAND

Film

MAINELAND

Presented with the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.

Presented with the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine

MAINELAND Teaser. Directed by Miao Wang (Beijing Taxi). SXSW Special Jury Award 2017. from Cargo Film & Releasing on Vimeo.

Sunday
January 7, 2018
7:00 PM
location:
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
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