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Mao's Last Dancer is touching 

Immigration and art share a difficult truth.

Li Chixin (Chi Cao) is plucked at age 11 from his rural Chinese village and sent to Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy, eventually winning a scholarship to train at the Huston Ballet Company. Invigorated by the plentiful freedoms of America, Li decides to stay and has his Chinese citizenship revoked as a result, separating him from his family for a number of years. Last Dancer is a touching story of artistic and political redemption, but is also an interesting meditation on the guilt of leaving others behind. Immigration and art share a difficult truth: if you can move on and move upwards, sometimes loved ones can't make the journey with you. –Hillary Titley

Mao's Last Dancer
Rated PG (MPAA) · 127 min. · 2010
Official Site: www.maoslastdancermovie.com
Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Jan Sardi and Cunxin Li
Producer: Jane Scott
Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen, Alice Parkinson, Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Christopher Kirby and Chi Cao

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