A tiny film with a stellar cast, DARK MATTER is based on a real-life tragedy that occurred at the University of Iowa in 1991. It stars Liu Ye as Liu Xing, a gifted cosmology student who has just arrived from Beijing. Liu Xing is thrilled to be studying with Jake Reiser (Aidan Quinn), a famous cosmology professor who takes him under his wing. Liu Xing throws himself into his studies, and dreams of one day winning the Nobel Prize for his work on dark matter theories. Despite his happiness with his work, he finds himself struggling to assimilate to American culture. He has few American friends, save for his friendship with Joanna Silver (Meryl Streep), a wealthy older woman with a passion for Chinese culture. Starring Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Liu Ye, Bill Irwin, Blair Brown Director Chen Shi-Zheng Special Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround English Subtitles: English, SDH, Spanish Runtime: 90 Minutes.