Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Screens ‘Paths to the Soul,’ ‘When the Curtain Rises’ & ‘Siti’

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema Series, spotlighting a variety of diverse Asian films, continues its 2016 Fall Season with three films in the next week, ”Paths to the Soul” (Tibet), on Wednesday, Oct. 5th; ”When the Curtain Rises” (Japan), on Sunday, Oct. 9th; and ”Siti” (Indonesia), on Wednesday, Oct. 12th. Click each individual title for more details.

“Paths of the Soul” is a pilgrimage film, a man fulfills his uncle’s wish by going on foot over 2000 kilometers to Kang’s Mountain in Lhasa. “When the Curtain Rises” is a “backstage” tale of the process of putting on a theater production, with the more universal themes of doubt and positive action, from actor aspirations to accomplishments. “Siti” (a free screening) is about a young woman who has to find the means to care for a paralyzed husband, and by day sells snacks at the beach, and by night sells herself at an illegal karaoke bar.

”Paths to the Soul,” “When the Curtain Rises” & “Siti” at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema
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The Asian Pop-Up Cinema series – founded by Chicago film program veteran Sophia Wong Boccio – is a revolving showcase of diverse Asian films, highlighting Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Filipino and Korean offerings with English subtitles. Screenings occur at the AMC River East 21 in downtown Chicago and at the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois. For full schedule of the 2016 Fall Season, click here.

The 2016 Fall Season of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema continues with “Paths to the Soul” on Wednesday, October 5th (7pm), at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street in Chicago; “When the Curtain Rises” on Sunday, October 9th (2pm), at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois; and “Siti” on Wednesday, October 12th (7pm), at the Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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