Dark Matter

Synopsis: Liu Xing is a scholarship boy from China, newly arrived in Salt Lake City, a graduate student in cosmology, in Utah to study in Professor Reiser's prestigious program. Back in China, Liu Xing's parents are proud of him, and he dedicates himself to fulfilling their hopes. All the graduate students in the program work on projects that extend and further Reiser's model of the origins of the universe. Liu Xing does well until his own theories move him away from Reiser's. Will Reiser and the department recognize Liu Xing's brilliance? Can the young man's benefactor, Joanna Silver, intercede?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Shi-Zheng Chen
Production: First Independent Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Dad, Mom, how are you?

The stars are shining down on your son!

Take care of yourself.

As an undergraduate in Beijing,

I studied the famous Reiser model.

Don't forget to write, ok?

Now I have the honor

to work for the great man himself.

Under his supervision,

I will make important discoveries,

and bring honor to our family.

Liu Xing?

- Here!

Oh, come in.

Liu Xing? Am I saying that right?

- Yes.

This is the highest score we've ever had

on the qualifying exam, you know that?


It's a great pleasure to meet you,

Professor Reiser.

We don't go for all that formality here.

Just call me Jake.

Sit down.

- Thank you. Thank you.

Have you read my cosmic string theory?

- I read about it in Beijing. Very good.

Uh huh. Good, good.

So, sit down, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit.

- Thank you.

What we're doing here is we're creating

a model, a computer model

of the early universe based on my theory.

Have you done any

computer model work in Beijing?

Uh, yes, but very basic,

because computer there is very slow.

Hmm. Well, ours here are very fast.

State-of-the-art as a matter of fact.

Until next week.

Yeah, I think so.

So how would you like to join our team?

It would be my great honor.

- Okay. All right.

Listen, my assistant Hildy will get you

set up with all the redshift data

and everything you need with the

computers. And welcome to the team.

My door is always open.

- Thank you, Professor Reiser.

Just call me Jake.

- Thank you, Professor Jake.


Could you close the door on your way out?

Yes, thank you.

- Okay. Welcome to the team.

Thank you.

- Okay.

Ah. Good meeting? Yeah?

- Yeah.

Redshift data. Reiser Model.

- Thank you.

Okay. Codes.

- Thank you.

You know where the lab is?

- Yes. Thank you.

Down the hall, to the left.

Okay, bye.


Are you new?

- Hello.

Have you eaten?

- Yes. Hello.

Take the cable.

- Put it back.


- Don't you get it? It's private property!

How can airwaves be private?

You can ask the cops on your way to jail.

They love arguing these technicalities.


Im coming. Oh, yeah!

Keep turning it, just like that.

Picture, picture, Old Wu!

Yes. Oh, I'm coming.

Oh, yeah!

Oh my God, Im gonna come!

Can't we just get a new TV?

You're gonna make me come!

I'm coming!

Oh, yeah! Oh, God!

Im cumming. I'm cumming. Im cumming.

Why are they always saying "Im coming"?

Where are they going?

You don't know?

It means "rain clouds gathering

about to burst".

I'm coming.

Welcome to Bible Study.

I am Reverend Hollings.

And today, we have food

provided by the Auxiliary,

which I thought

we would have afterwards, but...

Or we can do it this way.

I see we have three new students here.


Let's do our study. Yes?


I hear the church does a lot

to help foreign students.

We can get a free ride to the supermarket

and buy some cheap stuff.

They also give away furniture.

The King said to the servants...

Oh, here you are.

- Hey. Hello, Mrs. Silver.

Oh my God,

am I interrupting a little prayer?

No, I think I made it... I'm late.

Okay. I thought I was early.

- Uh, no, it's, it's just, it's just fine.

Let me introduce you.

For those of you who haven't met

this lovely lady, this is Joanna Silver,

a great patron of Chinese culture

at the university.

And one of the most caring

members of our community.

Very elaborate introduction

for somebody who's just a driver.

I'm here for the field trip.

Does anybody want to go?

Yes, the field trip.

- We should probably take off fairly soon.

Oh, look at how many there are.

- Yes.

Here he is.

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