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Master Qi and the Monkey King

Synopsis
Documentary chronicling the life and work of Qi Shu Fang, one of the most well-known masters of Chinese Opera, who has moved, with her husband Ding Me-kui and their company of Chinese Opera performers to the United States. The film examines the intricacies of Peking Opera as well as exploring why Ms Qi has made the difficult move to America where she and her company have to balance pressures to assimilate with the needs of cultural expression and preservation.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Music
Keywords
immigrant communities; Chinese opera; Qi, Shufang

Credits

Director
Michael Govenar
Contributor
Shu Fang Qi

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
81 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
http://firstrunfeatures.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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