Event Description: 2008 marks the 70th anniversary of one of Ayn Rand's first fiction novels: Anthem. To commemorate this event, we will host a viewing of a film that has many contains many elements of Ayn Rand's book: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.
During the height of China's Cultural Revolution, the sons of two alleged reactionaries are sent to a remote village to be 're-educated' by hard work and peasant living.
While there, the two characters meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a collection of various forbidden Western novels hidden by another city boy also sent to the country for re-education. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned books, the two men find an escape from their grim surroundings to times and places they never imagined.