HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 35 Chicago Passes to ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ With Bruce Greenwood

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CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 35 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Mao’s Last Dancer”! The film stars Bruce Greenwood from the director of “Driving Miss Daisy”.

“Mao’s Last Dancer” also stars Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang, Aden Young, Madeleine Eastoe and Suzie Steen from director Bruce Beresford and writers Jan Sardi and Cunxin Li.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Mao’s Last Dancer” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with Michael Cera
The movie poster for “Mao’s Last Dancer” with Bruce Greenwood.
Image credit: Village Roadshow

Here is the plot description for “Mao’s Last Dancer”:

From Academy Award nominees Bruce Beresford (director, “Tender Mercies,” “Driving Miss Daisy”), Jane Scott (producer, “Shine”) and Jan Sardi (screenwriter, “Shine,” “The Notebook”) comes the remarkable true story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin. “Mao’s Last Dancer” stars Chi Cao: a gifted dancer and principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet who’s making his impressive screen debut as Li. The cast is rounded out by Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen and Amanda Schull.

Based on Li’s bestselling autobiography, “Mao’s Last Dancer” is the epic story of a young poverty-stricken boy from China and his inspirational journey to international stardom as a world-class dancer.

The story begins when a young Li is taken from his peasant home by the Chinese government and chosen to study ballet in Beijing. Separated from his family and enduring countless hours of practice, Li struggles to find his place in the new life he has been given. Gaining confidence from a kind teacher’s encouraging guidance and a chance trip to America, Li finally discovers that his passion has always been dance.

“Mao’s Last Dancer” weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. The film poignantly captures the struggles, triumphs and the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile.

The film showcases ballet sequences from acclaimed choreographer Graeme Murphy. “Mao’s Last Dancer” stars Bruce Greenwood (“Dinner For Schmucks,” “Star Trek,” “Thirteen Days”), Kyle MacLachlan (“The Smell of Success,” “Desperate Housewives”), Joan Chen (“Lust, Caution,” “The Last Emperor”), Amanda Schull (“Center Stage,” “One Tree Hill”) and newcomer Chi Cao as Li Cunxin.

The movie trailer for “Mao’s Last Dancer” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What do you like about films that are based on true stories?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 35 people randomly via e-mail for our “Mao’s Last Dancer” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

David Smith's picture

What do u like

Anonymous's picture

I love films based on true stories

They inspire me to do more research on the topic and learn new things.

TheOpinionBoss's picture

What do you like about films that are based on true stories?

True stories resonate with people because they feel like with a little motivation and opportunity they can accomplish the same things or reach the same heights.

Anonymous's picture

I like the FACTS not the

I like the FACTS not the fantasy of the bio.

yummyummy's picture

Movies based on true stories

Movies based on true stories are educational and inspirational. They allow me to understand life from other perspectives.

Russ Love's picture

Best part of a true movie

smriti's picture


They are genuinely real and inspiring!!

cbrennan13's picture

They're more relatable

you’re better able to relate with the characters & their situations when it’s based on a true story.

Anonymous's picture

They are inspiring!

They are inspiring!

HH's picture

Real People

I like it when they are portrayed as real people with an extraordinary talent or whatever they are famous for.

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