KU's Confucius Institute announces film festival

OVERLAND PARK – The Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas in Overland Park announces the three films that will be shown during the 2012 Kansas City Chinese Film Festival. The theme for the 2012 film festival is “Second Chances”, exploring the mistakes that all people make in business, employment, politics or in love, and the efforts they take to make things right again. Following is the schedule of films during the festival.

  • March 24: "Happy Times" (2000, directed by Zhang Yimou)
  • March 31: "The Piano in a Factory" (2010, directed by Zhang Meng)
  • April 7: "Aftershock" (2010, directed by Feng Xiaogang)

All films will be screened at the Glenwood Theatre, 9575 Metcalf, Overland Park, beginning at 10 a.m., and will be accompanied by bilingual introductions and post-screening discussions to explore the cultural, historical and social issues raised on the screen.

This program is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions and ideas that shape our lives and build community.