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August 19, 2010

ATO Pictures Releases Mao’s Last Dancer – In Theatres Friday August 20th

ATO Pictures (co-founded by Dave Matthews) and Samuel Goldwyn Films are pleased to announce the release of MAO’S LAST DANCER opening in 10 cities across the US on Friday, August 20th.

From Academy Award® nominee Bruce Beresford (DRIVING MISS DAISY, TENDER MERCIES) comes MAO’S LAST DANCER, the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer.

Based on the best selling autobiography, MAO’S LAST DANCER weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. The film compellingly captures the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs, as well as the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile.

MAO’S LAST DANCER stars Chi Cao, a gifted dancer and principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet making his impressive screen debut as Li Cunxin. The cast is rounded out by Bruce Greenwood (STAR TREK; THE SWEET HEREAFTER), Kyle Maclachlan (“Sex and the City”; “Desperate Housewives”), Joan Chen (LUST, CAUTION; THE LAST EMPEROR) and Amanda Schull (CENTER STAGE; “One Tree Hill”).

To view the trailer and clips from the film and a list of theatres and screening dates, visit maoslastdancer-movie.com. Check out the film’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/maoslastdancer.

Visit SheKnows.com for a chance to win a Mao’s Last Dancer poster signed by the director & cast, as well as 4 tickets and hospitality lounge passes to the DMB show at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday September 18th.