“This film is a jewel of the Orient!”

— Lesa Babb, BLINC Media

Festival News

Two wins for My Shanghai

Sept 28, 2014  Moondance International Film Festival  recognized My Shanghai with two awards at its 15th annual event in Boulder, Colorado. We’re so happy to have won these categories —

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COLUMBINE AWARD, to honor a film which reflects non-violent conflict resolution or alternatives to violence.

FILM SCORE SEA AWARD, to honor the fantastic original score composed by Jonathan Geer.

Thank you, Moondance!

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Director/Producer P.H. Wells & Exec Producer/Co-writer Joan Macbeth had a great time at Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Sept 19-21. Kudos to Erica Tennyson and her great staff of volunteers for putting on another fine festival, the 15th annual.

By the way, My Shanghai has never looked so good! Many thanks to Cinematiq for their awesome digital conversion, made possible by BBLIFF.

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DOCUTAH wraps with full house, Q & A panel

Southern Utah International Film Festival Sept 2-6, 2014

Dixie State University, St. George, Utah

More at docutah.com

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Mesquite’s Best of Fest Film Festival

Selected from DOCUTAH’s slate of films, My Shanghai screened Sept 10 & 11 at  Redd Hills Cinema in Mesquite, Nevada.

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31 AUGUST — Thanks to Josh Leake and Portland Film Festival for a great pair of screenings, interviews, photo ops, and outstanding venues at Living Room Theaters and McMenamins Mission Theater.

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8 MARCH – Film opens to a packed house Saturday in SLO, fills Sunday seats in Atascadero

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Growing up fast in 1930s Shanghai, the “Paris of the Orient,” Virginia Lumsdaine McCutcheon was imprisoned by the Japanese in WWII at Lunghwa camp.

Her memory sharp as shrapnel, Virginia, 92, unveils a provocative, deeply personal story of love, loss, art and the art of survival in this portrait documentary.

Virginia Lumsdaine McCutcheon