Screening of 'Night Passage' planned

March 09, 2005

"Night Passage," a film by critical theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha, will be screened at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Carnegie Cinema, University Park. The screenings are presented in conjunction with Minh-ha's visit to Penn State, although she will not be present at the screenings. She is giving a public lecture at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium and also giving the plenary address at the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, held this year by the Penn State Department of Comparative Literature. "Night Passage" is a film about friendship and death in transcultural time. Made in homage to Kenji Miyazawa's novel "Milky Way Railroad," the story revolves around the spiritual journey of a young woman (Kyra) into a world of rich in-between realities, accompanied by her best friend (Nabi) and a little boy (Shin). Their journey through the land of "awakened dream" is experienced as a passage of cross-cultural appearances, which occurs during a long ride on a night train. At each stop of the train, the travelers set out in the dark to discover an inner space of longing, in which they encounter events at once familiar and strange.

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