Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: 35th Floor, 315 West 33rd Street, New York, NY
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/252634331478946/
In honor of friends and families impacted by 228 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident), FAPA-YPG NY/NJ welcomes you to a special screening of A City of Sadness, a Taiwanese historical drama that tells the story of a family embroiled in the tragic “White Terror” that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government (KMT) after their arrival from mainland China in the late 1940s. During this period, thousands of Taiwanese were rounded up, shot, and/or sent to prison.
The film was the first to deal openly with the KMT’s authoritarian misdeeds after its 1945 turnover of Taiwan from Japan, and the first to depict the 228 Incident of 1947, in which thousands of people were massacred.
A City of Sadness was the first Chinese-language film to win the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.
Seating is limited to 20. Please use this signup sheet below:
English subtitles will be available.