WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE
presents an
NHK WORLD-JAPAN SCREENING:
A STRANGER IN SHANGHAI

WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY

THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
529 14th Street, NW, 13F
Washington, DC 20045  / 
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A STRANGER IN SHANGHAI

China was in turmoil in 1921 when renowned Japanese novelist, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, (author of “Rashomon”) visits Shanghai as a newspaper correspondent. He’d read classic Chinese novels growing up but China is quite different from the utopian place that he was expecting. It’s hard for him to reconcile fantasy with reality. In a country lost between hope and despair, the novelist meets a variety of locals from revolutionaries to prostitutes, each affecting him in unexpected ways… 

6:30pm
Reception

7:15pm
Screening Begins

Q&A with Producers Follows

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John Hanshaw

John Hanshaw

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.