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LGBTQ films from Taiwan “Alifu, the Prince/ss” by Yu-lin Wang June 27, Wed., 7:00-9:00pm Screening + Discussion with the Director and Prof. Ron Gregg The LGBTQ Center | 208 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011 R.S.V.P. to Alifu, the Prince/ss The narrative centers on the sexual and ethnic struggles of Alifu, a 25-year old Paiwan hairdresser who dreams of getting a sex change operation and his responsibility of inheriting the role as chief of the Paiwan tribe. Alifu faces an identity crisis that forces her to contemplate whether she should continue to be a city-dweller or to appreciate the tribal tradition, whether her sexuality should be hidden or allowed to come out. “Looking For?” by Tung-yen Chou June 28, Thur., 7:00-9:00pm Screening + Discussion with the Director and Prof. Ron Gregg Taiwan Academy | 1 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 R.S.V.P. to “Looking For?” “Looking For?” comes from a message frequently received by men on gay dating apps. The film follows Chou on a journey across the world, as he visits and interviews 60 men living in 7 cities, revealing their experiences of love, lust, and losses as gay people in modern times. The directors will discuss …

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Tuesday, June 26, 6:30pm Readings + Discussion Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The evening will feature excerpted readings from The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor by Li-Ying Chien (directed by Knud Adams) and Solo Date by Pao-Chang Tsai (directed and performed by Tsai; dramaturgy by Soriya Chum). Followed by a panel discussion with the playwrights Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai, director Knud Adams, dramaturg Soriya Chum, James Wilson (Professor of Theatre, The Graduate Center), Yu-Yun Hsieh (Comparative Literature scholar, The Graduate Center), and Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li(Director). Moderated by Frank Hentschker. Through their plays and stage works Chien and Tsai have reinvigorated the Taiwanese theatre-scape. Blending new media, real-life event, and various performative techniques, their highly political and engaged works give voice to an emerging cultural movement in Taiwan. As established queer artists, their creative processes and cultural productions also shed light on the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ community in Taiwan and Asia today. Based on a comprehensive field study of the LGBTQ movement, HIV/AIDS medical treatment, and family and religious issues in Taiwanese society, Li-Ying Chien’s The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor (2017) uncovers …

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This month the Taiwan Academy in New York will present a contemporary art exhibition [和he’] and film screenings centered on multiculturalism and immigration. This series of events aim to capture the impacts of globalization on Taiwanese society through various lenses, and through the perspectives of the participating artists. Currently, the foreign worker population in Taiwan has grown to over six hundred thousand people, yet most workers exist outside of Taiwanese society. Alongside the exhibition [he’], 3 films and documentaries: “See You, Lovable Strangers,” “Stilt,” and “Towards the Sun” have been selected for screening. All three films examine the challenges new immigrants face in Taiwan, as well as the issues of the rural-urban divide. In addition, a fourth film “Black Bear Forest” has also been selected for this series. This film addresses the relationship between humans and the natural environment by taking the audience into the world of an indigenous tribe— the Bunun, and the life of Taiwan’s very own protected animal, the black bear. The selected films focus on the lives of new immigrants, foreign workers, foreign spouses, indigenous peoples, and the issue of ecological protection, thus highlighting the multicultural, inclusive and innovative spirit of Taiwan in relation to its …

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The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is thrilled to announce the screening tour featuring a selection of works by Midi Z, the promising auteur in international cinema, will kick off Saturday June 2 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York with the U.S. premiere of his latest documentary 14 APPLES, which was selected at the 2018 Berlinale Forum. From June 2 through June 10, taking place at the Museum of the Moving Image, Harvard Film Archive, and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, this screening tour presents the latest survey of Midi Z’s work to date. Midi Z will be in attendance for post-screening conversations about his unique vision and minimalist aesthetics. Midi Z is a Myanmar-born and Taiwan-based director who has established himself as a vital new voice in international cinema since making his directorial debut RETURN TO BURMA in 2011. A protégé of the acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-hsien, Midi Z expands the scope and definition of Taiwan cinema by constructing films around the living and working conditions of the people from the fringes of society—migrant laborers and minority groups who risk their lives undertaking illicit work. Drawing inspiration from his …

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和 (he’) in Mandarin Chinese can be translated into, among other things, “with”, “harmonious”, “peace”, “unity”, and ”understanding”. This month the Taiwan Academy in New York will present a contemporary art exhibition and film screenings centered on “multiculturalism and immigration.” This series of events aim to capture the impacts of globalization on Taiwanese society through various lenses, and through the perspectives of the participating artists. Curated by FOGSTAND Gallery, the contemporary art exhibition [和heʼ] features 9 artists from five countries: Chang En-Man, Lee Jo-Mei, Lin Jin-Da (from Taiwan) and other artists including Joo Choon Lin, Chun Kai Feng (Singapore), Song-Yun Kim (Korea), Fiona Burke (Ireland), Samuel Weinburg (USA), and Brandon Cramm (UK). These artists each put forward different reflections on different contemporary cultural issues such as geographical location, social environment and identity in response to the trend of globalization. [和heʼ] presents a diverse collection of mediums including photography, videography, art installation, and sculpture. The exhibition uses Taiwan as a subject to question our ideas and interpretations of commonality, of being-in-common without presuming a common-being, of searching for commonality without defining that one specific thing we all share in common. As of now, the foreign worker population in Taiwan has grown …

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May 11, 2018 (New York, NY) –The Taipei Cultural Center in New York and Metrograph will co-present the first major U.S. retrospective celebrating Sylvia Chang, the most influential and prolific actress-writer-director of Chinese language cinema, starting from May 18 through 27. Sylvia Chang will be in attendance for post-screening discussions. In a career spanning four decades, Chang has been captivating audiences with her remarkable on-screen performances, award-winning screenplays, and directorial visions. She has starred in nearly one hundred films, among them are renowned titles directed by Chinese auteurs, including King Hu, Edward Yang, Jia Zhangke, Tsui Hark, Stanley Kwan. She also wrote, directed and produced numerous other films, including her award-winning directorial works including 20 30 40 (2004) and Love Education (2017). Featuring a survey of her representational works, this 15-film retrospective addresses the ways in which Sylvia Chang explores complex feeling like love, heartbreak, and family life in her movies. Kicking off the retrospective on the weekend of May 18 are the screenings of All About Ah-Long by Johnnie To, her earlier directorial work Xiao Yu, and her latest feature Love Education with Chang in attendance for Q&As. Highlights also include many other iconic titles that have rarely been …

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The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, Ministry of Culture (MOC) held a press conference today (26 April) announcing the launch of 2018 Golden Melody Awards & Festival series events. In attendance for this annual celebration of Chinese-language pop music scene were the Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun, Chairman Sunny Chang and Vice-Chairman Denver Chang Keng-Yu of the Recording Industry Foundation in Taiwan (RIT), winner of the 28th GMA best album Sanpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw, winner of the 24th GMA best album Chung Hsing-min, DJ Dela, DJ Didilong, Kowen Ko, and J.Sheon. In her address, Minister Cheng stated that GMA is renowned internationally for its place in Chinese-language pop music, and also as an expression of the depth and strength of Taiwan’s pop music culture and industry. This year’s GMA series events breathe a new life into the label, allowing the audience to experience the cross-domain integration between digital technology and audiovisual representation, as well as reinforcing the goal of cultivating a new generation of talents, reinvigorating the Taiwan music scene with our best and brightest of the future, all in all a spectacular and wonderful event. The minister also announced the five major aspects of MOC’s pop music policy, …

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