Oct 30, 2013

Ferguson Center Presents: On Screen/In Person Film Tour Screening of "Mr. Cao Goes to Washington"

(Newport News, Va.) - CNU's Ferguson Center for the Arts will present a screening of the acclaimed film "Mr. Cao Goes to Washington" as part of the On Screen/In Person film series on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall. The screening is free to CNU students, but a ticket is required for entry. General public tickets are $5. Pre- and post-screening discussions will be held with the film’s director, S. Leo Chiang, and a panel of experts.

What happens when the idealism of a political rookie clashes with the realities of political culture in the American South and the partisan struggles in Washington, D.C.? “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington” follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American elected to the U.S. Congress and the only Republican to vote for President Obama's health care reform bill.

S. Leo Chiang is a Taiwan-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker. His previous film, the Emmy Award-nominated "A Village Called Versailles," about the transformation of the Vietnamese community in post-Katrina New Orleans, won eight film festival awards, aired on the PBS program "Independent Lens," and has been acquired by more than 200 universities. Chiang is a lecturer in the social documentation program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is also an active member of New Day Films, the social-issue documentary distribution co-operative. He earned his MFA in film production from the University of Southern California.

A program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, On Screen/In Person is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program, Christopher Newport University's Office of the Provost and the Ferguson Center for the Arts.

Tickets are available in person or over the phone at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office. Usual fees apply; if purchased in person via cash or check all fees are waived.

General public tickets: $5 per ticket

Group pricing: 10 or more $3 per ticket

Ticket Office Hours:
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

(757) 594-8752

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
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