CENTER STAGE 阮玲玉
Directed by Stanley Kwan 关锦鹏 • 151 min • Hong Kong, China (1991)
Tuesday, Aug 14 • Innis Town Hall
7:00pm – 9:30pm
In the spring of 1935, silent movie star Ruan Lingyu took her own life, shocking the world. Her funeral was attended by hundreds of thousands of mourning fans. Ruan entered the film world at the age of 16. In the short span of 9 years, she made 29 silent movies and became the idol of tens of thousands. As she rose to fame, she also rose to infamy with scandals over her private life.