FILM

Dancing for the Camera – Artist Talk with PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, I-Ling Liu and Lois Greenfield

Artist Talk with Lois Greenfield joined by PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin and I-Ling Liu Moderated by Paul Galando Presented by Taipei Cultural Center in New York Supported by Dance Films Association Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:30PM Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Extraordinary Taiwanese dancers PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, and I-Ling Liu share their experience of dancing for the camera, and in conversation with legendary photographer Lois Greenfield who has photographed these dancers for her UPCOMING BOOK, “ MOVING STILL”. The Talk is moderated by Paul Galando, the Founding Director of Tisch Dance and New Media, and supported by Dance Films Association. Dance films by Taiwanese artists Kuo-Heng Huang, Ji-Hong Lee, Jye-Hwei Lin, Wen-Chung Lin, Hsiao-Ying Peng and Yun-Ting Tsai are featured in the Talk. Free Admission RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/wl6xyj3LWV

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Taiwan’s Documentary IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY Featured in 2015 Asian American Film Festival

Taipei Cultural Center In New York is proud to present young director Alder Yang’s documentary IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY and Steven Liang’s short film COMING HOME in this year’s Asian American Film Festival, which kicks off today. IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY Museum of Chinese in America July 26, 2015 1:00 pm (After-screening talk by Director Alder Yang ) The documentary is directed by a then 14 year-old student Alder Yang who has spent 6 years to document a test-driven education’s impact on students. In addition to filmmaking, Alder strives to make a difference in education by means such as writing, journalism, workshop design and facilitation, and entrepreneurship. COMING HOME Village East Cinema July 25, 2015 5:30 pm (LGBTQ Shorts) The short film depicts the story between Jie Cheng, a well-behaved local Taiwanese high school student, and Eric, a rebellious international student from the US. They take a road trip down the most dangerous highway in Taiwan. Their trip is cut short when Eric reveals that he must return home after graduation, forcing Jie Cheng to confront his darkest demons.

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Passport Thursdays Outdoor International Dance, Music & Film Series —Taiwan Night on 7/23

The Queens Museum’s summertime staple, Passport Thursdays: International Dance, Music, and Film Series, returns for another exciting season featuring some of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality. This year’s adventure includes stops in the Caribbean, Taiwan, India, Colombia, Korea, and South Africa. The “Taiwan Night” on 7/23 is a collaboration between Queens Museum and Taipei Cultural Center to introduce Taiwanese culture to the residents in Flushing, NY. This event brings to the area highly selective programs – one in music and one in movie: Music: Taiwanese Music Ensemble of New York Founded by Taiwanese-American guqin player Shih-hua (Judy) Yeh, the ensemble was organized by a group of professional musicians and performed widely around Eastern United States. The ensemble is also dedicated to the education of young people, performing frequently in the neighborhood. Artists: Yimin Miao(Dizi & Xiao) Shih-hua Judy Yeh(Guzheng & Guqin) Roy Luo(Erhu) Yimin Miao Dizi / Xiao Yimin Miao is an internationally renowned Chinese woodwind virtuoso. He is the founder of the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York. When Miao was nine years old, he started studying dizi privately with Mr. YU Xunfa, the most celebrated musician in China. Miao is …

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Taiwan’s TOUCH OF THE LIGHT kicks off the 2nd annual SEAPORT FILM & FOOD FESTIVAL

Taiwan’s inspiring film, TOUCH of THE LIGHT, and signature gourmet will kick off the 2nd annual Seaport Film & Food Festival on Jul 10, Friday. The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan is proud to work with South Street Seaport and LW productions to bring back this popular event to the Seaport district. This four-week international film and food series returns to the Seaport District after a successful inaugural season in 2014. For four consecutive Fridays this July – a delicious array of complimentary food samples and drink specials from the featured country will be served from 7:00pm, followed by an outdoor 8:00pm free screening of an acclaimed international film at the Seaport screen at sundown. Both are located at Fulton and Water Streets.

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Taiwan Cinema Now! in 2015 NYAFF

A long-awaited lineup of Taiwan’s film is going to bring laughter and tears to local audience in 2015 New York Asian Film Festival, starting from June 26. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, these 4 contemporary films featuring unique Taiwan flavor are not to be missed this summer. MEETING DR. SUN | 行動代號孫中山 U.S. Premiere Taiwan, 2014 Running Time: 94 minutes Format: DCP Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles Director: Yee Chih-Yen Cast: Zhan Huai-Ting, Matthew Wei, Joseph Chang, Bryan Chang Showtimes: Tuesday, June 30, 8:30pm at Walter Reade Theatre One of the best heist movies you’ll ever see, only this time it’s not about cool professionals pulling off one last job. Instead it’s a deadpan send-up of the genre about two rival gangs of high school students, desperate to pay their school fees, who simultaneously decide to steal their school’s statue of national hero, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, to sell for scrap metal. So stone-faced you almost don’t see the comedy coming until it’s too late, this movie specializes in the absurdity of kids driven to extremes, but what starts as schoolyard slapstick becomes an urgent call for Taiwan’s youth to …

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Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series

Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series Following in the footsteps of the Taiwanese Opera Diva: Liao Chiung-Chih It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Following in their footsteps: A recollection of three influential Taiwanese Artists”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Actress—Ching Chiang Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties(Feature Film, 1965, 154 min.) 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25th 2. Writer—Pai Hsien-Yung The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People” (Documentary, 2014, 40 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 28th 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Peony Blossoms: Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009, 45 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th, please RSVP here On June 25th will be screened the documentary, The Peony Blossoms. It was a Gold Remi Winner in 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, 2009. The film documents the lives of Liao Chiung-Chih, a legendary Taiwanese opera maestro. She began her operatic career at age 10. After more than 60 years of performing, she is a central figure of traditional Taiwanese opera. The saying “drama is but a reflection of real life” is well-suited to describe the unparalleled life of …

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Following in the footsteps of the eminent writer: Pai Hsien-Yung

It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Following in their footsteps: A recollection of three influential Taiwanese Artists”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Actress—Ching Chiang Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties(Feature Film, 1965, 154 min.) 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25th 2. Writer—Pai Hsien-Yung The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People” (Documentary, 2014, 40 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 28th, please RSVP here 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009, 45 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th On May 28th will be screened the documentary, The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People”. It is about Pai Hsien-Yung, a writer of modernism literature in Taiwan. He has published more than a dozen literary works. His writing career started with his first collection of short stories, Fallen Immortals, followed by well-know works like Taipei People, Wandering in a Garden, Waking from a Dream, and Crystal Boys, etc. His works combine essence from traditional Chinese and modern Western novels and the depiction of ordinary people piece up a picture of the sorrow, joy, separation and reunion of humanity in …

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Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series

Following in their footsteps: A recollection of three influential Taiwanese Artists It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Following in their footsteps”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Actress—Ching Chiang Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties(Feature Film, 1965) 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25th, please RSVP here 2. Writer—Pai Hsien-Yung The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People” (Documentary, 2014) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 28th 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th The film “Hsi Shih” was at the time the biggest-budget Chinese language movie ever made in Taiwan. And the protagonist Chiang made close to 30 films in Hong Kong and Taiwan in the 1960′s and 1970′s. She hit her big time in Taiwan’s film industry and won the Best Actress Award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival in 1967. She was the only movie/stage artist who traversed the three Chinese political entities – PRC, British colonial Hong Kong, and Taiwan – during the Cold War. In 1970, Chiang left the Taiwan/Hong Kong film industry at the height of her …

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Taiwan Director Tsai Ming-liang Received a Major Retrospective at Museum of Moving Image (April 10-26)

Taipei Cultural Center in New York is happy to announce that Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan’s Second Wave of filmmakers, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, from April 10 through 26. It will be the most comprehensive presentation of Tsai’s work ever presented in New York. Distinguished by a unique austerity of style and a minutely controlled mise-en-scene in which the smallest gestures give off enormous reverberations, Tsai’s films comprise one of the most monumental bodies of work of the past 25 years. And, with actor Lee Kang-sheng, who has appeared in every film, Tsai’s stories express an intimate acquaintance with despair and isolation, punctuated by deadpan humor. The Museum’s eighteen-film retrospective, Tsai Ming-liang, includes all of the director’s feature films as well as many rare shorts and an early television feature (Boys, 1991), and the revealing 2013 documentary Past Present, by Malaysian filmmaker Tiong Guan Saw. From Rebels of the Neon God (1992), which propelled Tsai into the international spotlight, and his 1990s powerhouse films Vive L’Amour (1994), The River (1997), and The Hole (1998); and films made in his native Malaysia, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006) …

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