Linchong’s new documentary film explores the tumultuous relationship between Taiwan, the U.S. and China, all through a road-trip family visit back home.
Date: Monday, October 10, 2011
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Screening begins promptly at 7:00 pm
Location: Anthology Film Archives
Address: 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York, NY
Filmmaker Victoria Linchong invites you to the first rough-cut screening of her film Almost Home: Taiwan on Monday, October 10th at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village to mark two holidays that have fraught historical implications. Known as Double Ten in Taiwan, October 10th is the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China and this year, the it will be 100 years since the Wuchang Uprising that led to the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty.
Almost Home: Taiwan is a feature-length documentary that examines the legacy of political repression and the emergence of Taiwanese identity and independence, through the reunion of a Taiwanese family after 22 years. In the documentary, filmmaker Victoria Linchong returns to Taiwan with her family, searching for long-lost connections and becoming re-acquainted with the unique culture of the island and its wild beauty. Bridging the deeply personal and globally political, Almost Home: Taiwan clarifies the controversies surrounding Taiwan, while introducing viewers to raucous night markets, aboriginal pride, saint trees and kissing fish. This will be the very first screening of the rough cut of the film, which has been three years in the making. Since Linchong will be asking for your opinion, the event is free.
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