Film Festival in San Francisco: “Taiwan Film Days”

Dates: Friday – Sunday, October 22-24, 2010
Location: VIZ Cinema at New People
Address: 1746 Post St, San Francisco
Price: $10 – $20

Website: http://www.sffs.org/screenings-and-events/fall-season/taiwan-film-days.aspx

Join TAP-SF on Oct 22 at the event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151575464881507
Join FAPA-YPG on Oct 24 for a film and lunch: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124512494271124
Join FAPA-YPG on Oct 24 for a film and dinner: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159119537443889

This is the San Francisco Film Society’s 2nd annual “Taiwan Film Days” program. This three-day series celebrates the best in contemporary Taiwanese cinema with and an opportunity to meet with the filmmakers.

The San Francisco Film Society has long been a proponent of Taiwanese cinema and has played a pioneering role in introducing it to Bay Area audiences through the San Francisco International Film Festival, which has shown over 40 Taiwanese films over the years. The works of the leading figures—Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang and Edward Yang—have been featured, and prominent actor Lee Kang-sheng was a Festival guest in 1998. In January 1999 the Film Society partnered with the Asian Art Museum to present the unique retrospective An Unfolding Horizon: the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien. The championing of Taiwanese national cinema was augmented last year by the introduction of Taiwan Film Days to the Film Society’s Fall Season.

From Taiwanese opening weekend box office champ Monga to Let’s Fall in Love, a documentary that examines the foibles of contemporary matchmaking, to a return engagement of the experimental black-and-white David-versus-Goliath drama No Puedo Vivir sin Ti, Taiwan Film Days 2010 showcases the breadth of style and subject of this vibrant filmmaking industry, while providing a snapshot of modern Taiwanese society and culture.

Visit the film festival website at http://www.sffs.org/screenings-and-events/fall-season/taiwan-film-days.aspx

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