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It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” will be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd. They are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”. The second film, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” will be screened on September 25th. The director Wang Shaudi is a master of the “drama of ordinary folks,” especially the genre of comic family-drama in Taiwan. In Fantôme, où es-tu? she turns her lens to teenagers’ lives. This film is adapted from a real social event in Taiwan. Wang sets several binary oppositions on issues of gender identity, social class, family structure, and teenagers’ subcultures. As the narrative goes, these oppositions undergo a dialectic development, and the boundary between these oppositions becomes more delicate. Finally, the film also probes the issue of “forgiveness” in Taiwan society. Victims of social and historical incidents could turn into those who perpetrate violence if they allow themselves to be consumed by the desire for revenge. Through the soul of the dead (represented by Cool-Ma’s ghost), …

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Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce its first collaboration with the prestigious Museum of Moving Images to host the first comprehensive internationally-touring retrospective, “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien.” All of this master’s works will be screened, starting from Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes, largely static camera positions, and a radically elliptical approach to storytelling, is instantly recognizable in such widely acclaimed movies as Flowers of Shanghai, The Puppetmaster, Café Lumière, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. The retrospective Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien includes all of Hou’s seventeen feature films as director, all shown on film (including new 35mm prints). The series will also include short films directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, and a sidebar program of related films including Olivier Assayas’s intimate documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang’s seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and more. This internationally touring retrospective …

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Through the lens of different generations of contemporary artists from Taiwan, this exhibition examines the effects of globalization on the island’s transformation The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Jie (Boundaries): Contemporary Art from Taiwan, on view now through December 21. This exhibition, jointly organized by the Johnson Museum of Art and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, was curated by An-yi Pan, associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell, assisted by Ellen Avril, chief curator and curator of Asian art at the Johnson Museum. The artists represented are Chang Chia-ying, Chang En-tzu, Chang Li-ren, Agi Chen, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Ching-yuan, Chen Wan-jen, Chiu Chao-tsai, Chou Yu-cheng, Hou Shur-tzy, Hsia Yi-fu, Hsu Wei-hui, Huang Chin-hua, Huang Hsin-chien, Huang Ming-chang, Vincent J. F. Huang, Kuo I-chen, Liao Chi-yu, Lin Hsin-yueh, Lin Shu-min, Lo Chan-peng, No2Good, Su Hui-yu, Tsai Ou-bao, Tu Pei-shih, Tu Wei-cheng, Wu Cheng-chang, Yang Mao-lin, Yao Jui-chung, Yeh Tzu-chi, Yeh Yili, Yu Cheng-ta, and Yuan Jai. On Saturday, September 6, the Johnson will host a daylong artists’ forum and symposium on contemporary Taiwanese art, with presentations by Chu-Chiun Wei, City University of New York; Wenny Teo, …

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It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” will be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd. They are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”. The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is part of four “Taiwan Cultural Toolkit” projects initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and implemented by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. It will provide easy and convenient access to the best of Taiwan cinema for every Taiwan film lover outside of Taiwan. The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is an ongoing project, there are 70 films included in it by now and will be more and more films added year by year. Every film in the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit is recommended by directors, film critics, curators, and given subtitles, e.g. Chinese, English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, etc. The first film, “Monga”, will be screened on August 28th. Monga is an old district of Taipei which has long been the domain of the local gangsters. The film is set in 1980s Taiwan about friendship …

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Spotlight Taiwan, a project initiated by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, will bring a variety of Taiwanese culture to college campuses and local schools. Collaboration between the University of Scranton and the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under this competitive grant will launch its second year project in the 2014-15 academic years to bring a taste of Taiwanese culture to the northeastern Pennsylvania and Scranton area. On August 19th the President of the University of Scranton, Fr. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. and Director General Paul Wen-Liang Chang of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York signed the Memorandum of Understanding to launch a $100,000 project for the University of Scranton. The 12-month collaboration will bring unique film screenings, lectures, seminars, workshops, and performances to the area. The internationally acclaimed Taipei Folk Dance Theater will be invited to perform and to conduct a master class and a workshop in March 2015. This past academic year under the Spotlight Taiwan project, The University of Scranton organized a series of multi-platform cultural events under the theme “Traditions in Transition,” including performances like “A Sea of Puppets” by Taiyuan Puppet Theater Company and “Eastern Legends” concert by Chai Found Music Workshop, workshops, …

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Presented by Dance Films Association and Taipei Culture Center in New York together with Harbor for the Arts Festival Short dance films made on location in Cape Charles, Virginia by 15 international artists under the mentorship of Noémie Lafrance, produced by Harbor for the Arts Festival, a creative-placemaking project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Dance film screening Wednesday August 20, 2014 7:30pm, FREE RSVP Click Here Location: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 (Between 5 Avenue & Madison Avenue) Light Refreshments will be served! Meet with filmmakers and with Experimental Film Virginia Director Renata Sheppard.

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Time: Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014 at 11AM Location: UPTOWN Stage / Park Avenue & 51st St. Choreographer: Yung-Li Chen Performers: Yung-Li Chen, Rebecca Diab, Alessandra Delle Grotti, Erin Huestis, Aslan Rolston, and Eric Williams.

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