Dancing With the Dead: Red Pine and the Art of Translation

California Premiere and Special Event

Director Ward Serrill and Red Pine scheduled to attend. Event features: a Director Q&A, conversation with Red Pine, moderated by American Book Award Winner, May-lee Chai, and musical performance by Spring Cheng. Book signing will follow.

Two Shows Only! August 11 at 12:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

A master of ancient Chinese poetry and the search for a lost tradition. Bill Porter, who goes by the pen name Red Pine, is recognized as a living gateway to ageless Chinese history and culture. He has published over thirty books, including Road to Heaven, his quest to find hermits in the Zhongnan Mountains that reignited a movement in modern China to seek enlightenment through poetry and mountain solitude.

The film follows Bill’s adventures as a child of a bank robber, raised in a gilded household, who turned his back on American devotion to materialism and went off to live in monasteries and mountains in Taiwan. He pursued a fascination with Buddhism and Chinese poetry and is renowned around the world as an expert of Chinese poetry translation.

1h 24m
Ward Serrill
English, Chinese with English Subtitles
First Showing
August 11, 2024
  • Assisted Listening


Sunday, August 11, 2024 12:00 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, August 11, 2024 3:15 PM
Location Big Roxie

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