MAINELAND: A Film by NY Director Miao Wang

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school at Fryeburg Academy. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country. The film has already won numerous awards at film festivals all over the U.S. including SXSW, IFFBOSTON, and the Camden International Film Festival. As a special treat, Director Miao Wang will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
$5 General Admission

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