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‘Maineland’: Film Review | SXSW 2017

11 March 2017 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

For generations of American elites, attending boarding school has been a familiar rite of passage, but for two immigrant high school students from Mainland China, it’s an entirely new and unfamiliar experience. Miao Wang’s follow-up to her 2010 SXSW feature documentary Beijing Taxi again considers the country’s changing socioeconomic landscape, but the constrained focus on the experiences of two young people sheds limited light on these rapidly advancing developments, suggesting that small-screen exposure may be most appropriate.

As Us boarding school enrollments began falling off in the 1990s, Maine’s private Freyburg Academy, located an hour outside Portland, turned to Asia »

- Justin Lowe

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