Spring International Film Festival: "Piano in a Factory"
Monday, May 14, 2012 • 1:41pm
The Berkeley Heights Public Library wraps up its Spring International Film Festival with the Chinese drama "The Piano in the Factory" on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen doesn't mind divorcing a woman who has become a stranger, but he can't bear to part with his daughter. When asked if she'd rather stay with her father or go with her mother, the girl gives a practical, devastating answer: she'll go with whomever can provide her with a piano.
Chen cannot afford such a luxury item, but the piano becomes his last hope to save what little is left of his family. With the help of his loyal friends and the support of his lover - the singer in his band - Chen concocts several plans to fulfill his daughter's wish.
This film is unrated and in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. Free, no registration. The door to the meeting room will be opened at 6:45 p.m.
The Berkeley Heights Public Library is located at 290 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, NJ. For more information, please call the library at (908) 464-9333 or go to http://bhplnj.org