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Fortune Teller

Xu Tong, China 2010, 157 Min., OV with English subs, digital

Fortune Teller closely follows Li Baicheng, a partially-disabled old man who makes a living by fortune-telling. Among his customers are sex workers. When the bleak winter arrives, police action to combat illegal activities scatters Li and his customers, forcing him and his wife to move back to their rural hometown. As an extension of the questions posed by the earlier screening of We Were Smart, Fortune Teller asks how rural migrants can continue to live in the city when they age.