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January 21, 2002



Friday Night Film Series
Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2002
7 pm, 301 Gowen Hall, UW Campus

SeattleX One short film and one feature will be shown each of four Friday nights in January and February, to augment the Burke's temporary exhibit Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: China's Cultural Revolution. You'll see major milestones of the Chinese film industry, popular favorites, and rarely seen footage about the Cultural Revolution. The film series will be held in Gowen Hall, Room #301, on the UW campus. All films begin at 7 pm and admission is free.

Friday, Jan. 25Songs of the Long March (1965), The White Haired Girl (1972)
Friday, Feb. 1China: The Roots of Madness (1967), Hybiscus Town (1984)
Friday, Feb. 8Red Flag Canal (1972), In the heat of the Sun (1994)
Friday, Feb. 15TBA


Community Forum: Participants Remember the Cultural Revolution
Feb. 23, 2002
1-3 pm, Burke Room, Burke Museum


Members of the Red Guard generation are now middle aged. They remember the Cultural Revolution as a time of suffering and horrible mistakes, but also as a time of youthful exuberance and great possibility. In a unique community forum, those who lived through the revolution share their viewpoints on this controversial era. Entrance to the forum is included with museum admission. Please call Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Timesexhibit curator Stevan Harrell for more information: 206-543-5344.

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on Thursdays. Admission is $6.50 general, $5 senior, $3.50 students/ youth, FREE to children 5 and under. Admission is free to Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff, and to the public on the first Thursday of each month. An additional fee may apply for special exhibits and programs. For 24-hour recorded information, please call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. Please note that there may be additional fees for special exhibits and programs.

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