Movie night: The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934)

Sunday March 11th 2018: Movie night: The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934). Silent | Chinese intertitles with English subtitles | 85 minutes. Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

In Shen nu (The Goddess), the legendary Chinese actress Ruan Lingyu plays a single mother driven into prostitution to pay for her young son’s schooling. Her best efforts to maintain some personal dignity run aground on social hypocrisy and male misogyny. It’s a 1934 silent film, but nonetheless described as “a film of startling modernity.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net