This event is part of TIFF’s A Century of Chinese Cinema ‘Roundtables and Talks’ series, of which APF Canada’s National Conversation on Asia is a co-presenter. This special free screening and discussion event, centred on an exceedingly rare screening of three of the earliest Chinese films still in existence, offers an invaluable glimpse into China's largely vanished silent film heritage. Between and following the screenings of Laborer's Love, Romance of the Western Chamber and Red Heroine, a roundtable discussion between Chen Biqiang, Senior Research Fellow of the China Film Archive, University of Toronto scholar Bart Testa, Hong Kong film scholar and programmer Sam Ho, and TIFF Bell Lightbox Artistic Director Noah Cowan will place these films in greater context. The films are presented with live piano accompaniment by Laura Silberberg. For more information, click here.