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  • Summary: Master Qi and the Monkey King, a new film by Alan Govenar, explores the life and work of the preeminent master of Chinese Opera living in the United States. Qi Shu Fang was a household name in China due to her feature role in one of the Cultural Revolution Opera films, and travelled theMaster Qi and the Monkey King, a new film by Alan Govenar, explores the life and work of the preeminent master of Chinese Opera living in the United States. Qi Shu Fang was a household name in China due to her feature role in one of the Cultural Revolution Opera films, and travelled the world to show off her mastery of the art-form. The film explores the reasons why Ms. Qi, her husband and a whole troupe of Chinese Opera performers have moved to the United States to transplant their artform to a foreign culture. (Documentary Arts) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    Jun 13, 2012
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    Quietly admiring of its subjects' skill and dedication, Govenar's straightforward documentary does a capable job of extending that mission.