The shootings at Virginia Tech shocked a nation, but will their aftermath continue to cause havoc? As a nation asks “why” and starts to formulate theories, one independent film may be about to find itself a victim of its own subject matter.
Debuting at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, director Shi-Zheng Chen’s “Dark Matter” tells the story of a gifted Chinese physics student, Liu Xing, and his rise-and-fall on a college campus. Beginning as a brilliant rising star, he quickly dwarves all those around him, including his professors, who then conspire to keep him from gaining the notoriety he is due as a physicist. The film culminates in a scene of extreme violence when a despondent Liu Xing goes to class, and shoots his college classmates….[Full Text]
– Photo of Liu Ye and Meryl Streep, main actor and actress of “Dark Matter”