Northwestern University’s TASC Hosts a Taiwan Film Festival

Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2010 to Sunday, November 15, 2010
Location: Louis Hall 119, Northwestern University
Address: Evanston, IL
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163389523684097

Oscar winning director Ang Lee started his career with Taiwanese films including The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman. He later crossed over to western films like Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain.

This festival will show 5 films including ones by internationally acclaimed directors such as HOU HSIAO-HSIEN and TSAI MING-LIANG who have won awards including the Golden Lion at Venice and Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Also included is a film by new director WEI TEH-SHENG who broke all time Taiwan box office records in 2008 with his hit Cape No. 7.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:
http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/tic/theaters/louis_directions.php

**Please note, the link is to LOUIS THEATER — but the screening will be at LOUIS HALL 119 (corner of Campus Drive and Arts Circle) — which is the building near Louis Theater.

SCREENING SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY 11/13

11AM – DUST IN THE WIND by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1986 – 109 minutes)

A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.

1:30PM – VIVE L’AMOUR by Tsai Ming-Liang (1996 – 118 minutes)

The film focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who’s stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.

http://www.commeaucinema.com/bandes-annonces/vive-l-amour,8182

3:30PM – GOD MAN DOG by Chen Sing-Ing (2007 – 119 minutes)

This is a rhapsody of Gods, men, and dogs down and out together. A meandering truck full of gods gets mixed up with a cast of outcasts whose lives gradually entwine with each other…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xL0JxQmp0A

SUNDAY 11/14

11AM – ORZ BOYZ by Yang Ya-Che (2008 – 110 minutes)

More than just naughty, they play tricks on classmates, tease girls at school, fight with other boys, and lie to everyone until their teacher breaks down. They are named Liar No. 1 and Liar No. 2. The most important act planned in their life is to go to the mysterious water park, where they can leap through the portal at the end of the water slide to the fairy-tale world OZ and live as grown-ups happily ever after. However, the commitment is torn by a careless betrayal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzv0eRdSRIo

1:30PM – CAPE NO. 7 by Wei Teh-Sheng (2008 – 129 minutes)

Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to be great or anything, they formed an impossible band.

http://vimeo.com/8115443

Light Catering of finger sandwiches, pastries/bagels, and coffee by PANERA BREAD will be provided

Moderated by RTVF faculty member Weiko Lin

Presented by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, RTVF Department, Taiwanese American Students’ Club, and Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

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