WORLD MOVIES

MAO'S LAST DANCER (PG)

 

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WHEN

Friday 20 July @ 6pm  The Centre Beaudesert
Saturday 28 July @ 10am  Boonah Cultural Centre

 

                              FREE EVENT

 
   

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan

Running time 117 mins