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Global Diversity Movie Night: The Danish Girl

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dear Residents,

Lap-Chee College Global Diversity Team presents you our third Movie Night: – The Danish Girl

Movie

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The Danish Girl

Director

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Tom Hooper

Date

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Thursday, March 1st

Time

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6:30pm – 9:00pm

(please note that the starting time has changed from 7 pm to 6:30 pm)

Venue

:

Room 304 (Studio), Lap-Chee College, Jockey Club Student Village III

Sign Up Form: https://goo.gl/forms/0VJNNS1GjxXNlG7w2

About the Movie:

The multiple award-winning film, the Danish Girl is inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. This tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. The act of posing as a female figure unmasks Einar’s lifelong identification as a woman, who names herself Lili Elbe. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer – one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery. With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins.

We will have a brief introduction session highlighting the significance of this film, and the complications that arise from sex reassignment. We will discuss the modern day implications of the same themes and concepts.

There will also be a short discussion session after the film, feel free to stay behind and join.

*light refreshments will be served, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks!

All Jockey Club Student Village III residents and members of the HKU community are welcome.

For enquiries, please contact sallyohyeawon@gmail.com

Best wishes,

Global Diversity Team

Lap-Chee College

Jockey Club Student Village III

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http:// https://goo.gl/forms/0VJNNS1GjxXNlG7w2

Venue

3/F Studio (Room 304)
Lap-Chee College

Organizer

Global Citizenship, Diversity and International Society
Website:
http://www.lapcheecollege.hku.hk/student-communities/global-citizenship-diversity-and-international-society/