Date: Monday, May 6, 2013
Location: CGV Cinemas
Address: 621 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/547111095333324
Taiwanese American Professionals – Los Angeles co-presents “Touch of the Light (逆光飛翔)” at the 29th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). A key highlight of the month-long Asian Pacific Heritage Month activities, the Film Festival is produced by Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, and enjoys broad support from cinema artists and audiences alike.
Touch of the Light is based on the true story of Taiwanese pianist Huang Yu-Siang (played by himself) and how he inspires a young dancer. Siang was born blind to a rural family in Taiwan. With the love of his mom and support from his family, he grew up without any barriers and he has always been interested in sound and touch. Siang had to face the real world as he left his family and moved to Taipei for college where he had to overcome the odds and find his way to compete with sighted students. He befriends Jie (played by Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful drink vendor who dreams of becoming a dancer but struggles against the harsh realities. When she witnesses Siang’s fearless determination and his optimism, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream. This is a story of dreams, inspiration, love and believing in yourself.
Directed by: Chang Jung-Chi 2012 (Taiwan)//114 minutes
Languages: Mandarin with English Subtitles
For more information about the movie: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/touch_of_the_light_2013
Purchase tickets at http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/touch_of_the_light_2013 or call (213) 680-4462 (x59)
Ticket price: general admission $13; senior/student: $11 (plus $1.50 service fee)
DISCOUNT CODE: TAPLAVC13 ($3 off)
Questions? Contact TAP Cultural Director: [email protected]
For more LAPFF information: http://asianfilmfestla.org/2013/fest-info/