Film Screening: The Revolutionary

Irv Drasnin, Producer, Writer, Interviewer, Narrator
Lucy Ostrander, Producer
Don Sellers, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor
Joel Goodman, Music

FREE Tickets available online through Stanford Ticketing. Tickets also available at Annenberg prior to the start of the screening on a first come, first served basis. 

Q&A with the producers immedietly following the screening

Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party, and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party’s leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he gained prominence at the Broadcast Administration, one of the most important agencies of government. But in the convulsions of a giant country constantly reinventing itself, he twice ran afoul of the leadership, and served a total of 16 years in solitary confinement. He returned to the United States in 1980.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Stanford Arts Initiative
Shorenstein APARC
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Hoover Institution