Admission is free. Family-friendly Event.
The Inner Arbor Trust and APA Film present the Heritage Film Festival, 3 nights of contemporary foreign language films (with English subtitles) presented at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
When Ruoma Was Seventeen (2002) Chinese language film.
10/1/2017 - Gates open at 6:00 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Zhang Jiarui, Ruoma de Shiqi Sui (When Ruoma Was Seventeen) follows perky teen Ruoma (Li Min) as she commutes each day to town in order to sell sweet corn at a roadside market. When Ruoma becomes friends with older, poverty-stricken photographer Ming (Yang Zhigang), however, she swaps the corn-selling business for the opportunity to pose for tourists. Though Ruoma has feelings for Ming, his girlfriend, Lili (Sang Yi), temporarily squelches her ability to pursue a relationship. Eventually, Lili leaves Ming, who turns to Ruoma for comfort and promises, among other things, that he will take her to the big city someday. Predictably, the relationship grows more complicated as time goes by, and culminates when Ruoma schemes to follow him after he informed her of his plans to leave town.
Food vendors will be on site, but feel free to bring a picnic and (non-alcoholic) beverages. No glass containers permitted.
Directions and parking:
Take Little Patuxent Parkway to South Entrance Road. Make the first right onto Symphony Woods Road. Make an immediate right up a steep driveway (sign says Administrative Offices, Staff Gate, VIP Parking), you will pass a white house and come to a parking lot, the Chrysalis is at the bottom of the hill. Please park in the numbered spots in the hard top lot. If parking fills up, staff will direct you to overflow parking.