The Revolutionary - produced by Stourwater Pictures in association with Irv Drasnin.

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Friday Harbor Film Festival, Friday, November 7th, 6:40 p.m. & November 8th, 5:00 p.m. at the Friday Harbor House.

Kommunal Kino Bremen November 10th, 20:30 & November 12th, 20:30, CITY 46, Birkenstr.1, 28195 Bremen, Germany


2nd Annual Regional Conference on
U.S.-China Local Relations

5/14/2014 - 11:00AM

Tivoli Center Multi-Cultural Lounge (Room 261), 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO. 80204

Free and open to the public. Welcome and introduction just after 11AM with the film starting at 11:15.

Viewers may wish to register for the entire day's other activities. For more information please go to:


University of Illinois

4/8/2014 - 7:00PM

Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL.

Free and open to the public.


Pacific Film Archive


Presented by the Asia Society Northern California and the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

6:30 PM - Registration and reception

7:00 PM - Film screening with an introduction by co-producer & writer Irv Drasnin

Followed by a Q& A with Irv Drasnin and Sidney Rittenberg

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

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10/3/2013 - Pštrossova 6, 110 00 Praha 1, Prague Česká republika - 7:30 PM (or 19:30, if you prefer).

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National Press Club

9/25/2013 - 529 14th St. NW, 13th Fl.. Washington, DC - 6:30 PM.

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International Convention of Asia Scholars

6/25/2013 - The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Paipa, Macao SAR P.R. China. 11:00 AM.

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Keystone United Church of Christ

6/7/2013 - 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle, 6:30 PM.

Seattle, WA. "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies"
Social and Environmental Justice Films and Community Discussion. For more information go to

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Tacoma Community College

5/7/2013 - 6501 S. 19th St., Building 2, 3:00 PM.

Tacoma, WA. For updates, check back often or follow us on Twitter:

California State University at Long Beach

5/8/2013 - LA5-357, 5:00 PM.

Long Beach, CA. For updates, check back often or follow us on Twitter:

The University of Oregon

5/3/2013 - PLC 180, 6:00 PM

Eugene, OR. The film will show at the University of Oregon, Friday May 3rd, 6:00PM at PLC 180. This screening has been generously sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, the Oregon Humanities Center, the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon Cinema Studies, and University of Oregon Libraries. Sid Rittenberg and the producers will be in attendance. For updates, check back often or follow us on Twitter:

Seattle International Film Festival
Film Center

5/3/2013 to 5/5/2013 - 305 Harrison Street

Friday May 3 - 6:30PM
Saturday May 4 - 4:15PM, 6:30PM
Sunday May 5 - 4:15PM

Seattle, WA. For updates, check back often or follow us on Twitter:

QUAD Cinema

4/12/2013 - 4/18/2013 - 34 West 13th Street, NYC

Two Shows Daily - 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM

New York, NY. Our New York theatrical premiere! Irv Drasnin will attend selected screenings. Sidney Rittenberg will be available after selected screenings for a Q&A via Skype. For more information, visit the QUAD Coming Attractions page.

College of Charleston

4/15/2013 - Stern Center Ballroom (4th Floor), 7:00 PM

Charleston, South Carolina. The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program will sponsor a screening of the film On Monday, April 15 at 7:00PM. It will be shown on the main campus at the Stern Center Ballroom (4th Floor) at the corner of Glebe & George Streets. Open to the public and Sid Rittenberg will be in attendance.

Assoc. for Asian Studies Annual Conf.

3/23/2013 - Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1:00 PM

San Diego, CA. The screening will be free and open to the public. More information may be found here or at our website as it becomes available. We may have some special guests at this screening, so check back.

Pan-Asia Film Festival

3/16/2013 - Hyde Park Picturehouse, 4:00 PM

Leeds, England. More information can be found here.

Thunderbird School of Management

2/25/13 - Lecture Hall 53, 6:30 PM

Glendale, AZ. The Thunderbird School of Management will host a screening of THE REVOLUTIONARY on Monday, Feb 25th at 6:30PM in Lecture Hall 53. Sidney Rittenberg will attend for an after screening Q&A and provide a brief talk on The Evolution of Modern Chinese Culture: Implications on Modern Day Chinese Business. The event is free and open to the public. For updates, check back often or follow us on Twitter:

European Parliament

11/28/2012 - Room AE1-2 - 7:00 PM

Brussels, Belgium. The European Institute for Asian Studies, in cooperation with MEP Graham Watson, screens the film. For more information, click here and here.

Stanford University

11/29/2012 - Annenberg Auditorium - 7:00 PM

Palo Alto, CA. For more information, click here.

Mary D. Fisher Theater

12/4/2012 - 12/7/2012

Sedona, AZ

Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 4PM.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 4PM.

Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7PM.

Friday, Dec. 7 at 7PM. (with no Q&A)

For more information, click here.

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

11/17/2012 - Whitsell Auditorium - 6:30 PM

Portland, OR. For more information, click here.

Cucalorus Film Festival

11/11 /2012 - Thalian Black - 10:30 AM

Wilmington, NC. For more information, click here.

Heartland Film Festival

10/24/2012 -Traders Point - 7:30 PM

10/25/2012 -Castleton - 2:00 PM

10/26/2012 -Traders Point - 5:45 PM

10/27/2012 -Castleton - 4:15 PM

Indianapolis, IN. For more information, click here.

University of Washington

10/23/2012 - Thompson Hall, Room 101 - 5:30 PM

Chat and Film Screening with Sidney Rittenberg

Topic of the chat: China's current transition with Sidney's unique perspective and historical context

Celluloid Bainbridge

10/20/2012 - Lynwood Theater - 3:45 PM

Bainbridge Island, Washington. Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers will attend. For more information please click here.

Gig Harbor Film Festival

10/19/2012 - Galaxy Theater - 6:45 PM

Gig Harbor, Washington. Lucy Ostrander, Don Sellers and Sid Rittenberg will attend. For more information please click here.

Hot Springs Film Festival

10/18/2012 - Arlington Hotel- 10:00 AM

Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information please click here.

Bend Film Festival

10/12/2012 -McMenamin's Old St. Francis School - 2:00 PM

10/13/2012 -Oxford Hotel - 10:00 AM

Beautiful Bend, Oregon.

Lucy Ostrander, Don Sellers and Sid Rittenberg will attend. For more information please click here.

National Committee on US-China Relations, New York, NY

10/3/2012 - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway - 5:30-8:00 PM

This event will be held at the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway. It is free, but reservations are required.
Sid Rittenberg & Irv Drasnin will attend.

For more information please click here.

UMass, Boston, MA

10/1/2012 - UMass Boston Campus - 7:00 PM

Main Ballroom, 3rd Fl., 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA

The producers and Sidney Rittenberg will attend.

This free event is sponsored by Thornton Group LLC. Call Kate Haranis at (617) 482-0042 with questions.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

9/28/2012 - Varsity Theater - 7:30 PM

123 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC.

Co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum with support from the Department of History, The Center for Global Initiatives, and the Carolina Asia Center.

This event is free. Sid Rittenberg & filmmakers will attend. More information can be found here. The theater web site can be found here.

DePaul University

9/25/2012 - CDM Theatre - 6:00-8:30 PM

247 South State Street, Suite LL105

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so please arrive early. RSVP is requested. Please send RSVP to: Phillip Stalley (

This screening will be attended by producers Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers for a Q&A along with Sidney Rittenberg (via Skype).

This screening is sponsored by DePaul University’s Department of Political Science, International Programs Office, Chinese Studies Program of the Department of Modern Languages, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry Luce and C.V. Starr Foundations

More information can be found here.

Port Townsend Film Festival

9/21/2012 - 6:15 PM Maritime Center Theater

9/22/2012 - 12:15 PMRose Theater

Beautiful Port Townsend, WA

For more information and ticket sales, click here.

This is a great festival where a beautiful, historic, friendly town welcomes guests for a weekend party.

Frye Art Museum - Seattle

7/19/2012 - Time-TBD

Frye Art Museum

Since we had to turn away so many at SIFF, we've arranged for a free showing, but seats will be limited. Sign up for our Twitter feed for updated info.

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

6/23/2012 - 2:50PM

Constitution Center

For more information and ticket sales, click here. To see the festival blog, click here.

Our East Coast premiere.

USC US-China Institute

6/12/2012 - Time-TBD

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, George Lucas Building, USC

Our California premiere.

Seattle International Film Festival

5/27/2012 - 5:30PM


A Triumph! The Revolutionary played to a SRO crowd. Sid received a standing ovation before the lively (and much too short) Q&A after the show.

5/31/2012 - 4:30PM

SIFF - Pacific Place Cinemas

The Revolutionary once again played to a SRO crowd. Great Q&A in theater and lobby after the show. Thanks to all the SIFF volunteers and staff, especially Clinton and Jesse, who helped make our premiere at SIFF such a great success!

3/10/2012 - 3:00PM

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Private Screening - Invitation Only

10/8/11 - 3:00PM

Mary Baker Russell Music Center - PLU

Private Screening - Invitation Only

Lagerquist Concert Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA