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    Empire of the Sun

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    September 24, 2011


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    Empire of the Sun

    Spielberg’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s coming of age novel follows Jim Graham (13 year old Bale), a British boy caught in the upheaval of the 1941 Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Separated from his family and later taken as a prisoner of war—along with Basie (Malkovich), an American sailor who has befriended him—Jim finds in a Japanese interment camp a substitute for his lost home even as he witnesses violence and brutality that...

    Spielberg’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s coming of age novel follows Jim Graham (13 year old Bale), a British boy caught in the upheaval of the 1941 Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Separated from his family and later taken as a prisoner of war—along with Basie (Malkovich), an American sailor who has befriended him—Jim finds in a Japanese interment camp a substitute for his lost home even as he witnesses violence and brutality that strip him of his childhood innocence.


    Paramount Center

    559 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111

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    $10. $7.50 for Members & Seniors. $5 for Students.


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    Saturday, 9/24 2:00pm

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