THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA will make its world premiere on YouTube Screening Room on Friday, October 17, 2008.
Director Wayne Wang explains, “THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA is about a young woman from China who tries to locate her identity through different kinds of new media. The piece was shot with this kind of mentality with various kinds of easily accessible digital sources. I am very excited that the distribution will be consistent with the way the piece was conceived and produced!” “For years, filmmakers have asked me when a veteran icon would release a new work for free, online,” said Matt Dentler of Cinetic Rights Management. “That time is now, and we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting distribution strategy.”
In THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, Sasha (Ling Li) is a foreign exchange student who finds herself pregnant. She’s the new generation of China, unmoored to traditions and history. As she says, “In America I learned a new phrase, ‘moving on.’ Tomorrow I can start a new page.” She travels from Nebraska to San Francisco to get an abortion, but in her exploration of the city in the next 24 hours she learns that turning a new page doesn’t necessarily mean turning your back on the past. THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA was adapted from a collection of short stories by Granta prize winning author Yiyun Li.
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