History Department
History Department

Film: "Comrades: Almost a Love Story," introduced by Madeline Y. Hsu (Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Feature Film Series)

Tue, October 10, 2017 | CLA 1.302B

7:00 PM


Comrades: Almost a Love Story
(1996, Hong Kong, dir: Peter Chan)

Introduced by Madeline Y. Hsu, Professor of History, and faculty affiliate of Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, and Mexican American and Latina_o Studies, at UT Austin, with a discussion afterward.

A film sensation in Hong Kong when it was released in 1997, Comrades tells the story of a young man and woman who arrive in Hong Kong from mainland China. She is a sophisticated city-girl and he is a country-boy, but they love all the same pop songs. As they adapt to their new home and maneuver among all the problems of migration they try to decide whether to be lovers or friends.

Migration is a deeply human experience across all parts of the world, even as specific conditions of need, gender, geography, culture, and coercion frame particular journeys. The feature films in this series capture the emotions and stories of migrants in a multitude of settings. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and followed by discussion of the film and the questions it raises about migration as a common experience that can both divide and unite us. Read about the series, and view the fall 2017 program.

Films will be screened alternate Tuesdays in CLA, Glickman Conference Center. 7 pm. Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.. Open to the UT Austin community and the public.

Presented by Not Even PastThe Department of History, and Institute of Historical Studies, with generous co-sponsorship of Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American StudiesCenter for Mexican American StudiesCenter for European StudiesCenter for East Asian StudiesCenter for Asian American StudiesDepartment of American StudiesDepartment of Radio-Television-Film, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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