Dates: Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Location: Village East Cinema
Address: 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706918249345602/
Based on true events and characters, 白米炸彈客 The Rice Bomber chronicles a series of bombing incidents in Taiwan that occurred a decade ago. As he witnesses the impact of Taiwan’s membership into the World Trade Organization on its agricultural population, Yang Rumen (Ru) plants 17 rice bombs in North Taiwan to raise the government’s awareness of the farmer’s struggles. Written and directed by Cho Li, THE RICE BOMBER follows the journey of Ru to become a farming hero to save his native land. A 2014 Berlinale selection, the austere story is charged with an emotional heft delivered in Cho Yong-kyo’s breathtaking cinematography and scored by Iranian composer, Peyman Yazdanian.
Directed by Cho Li / Taiwan / 2014 / Drama / 117 mins / Mandarin, Taiwanese with English subtitles / Color / North American Premiere
Get your tickets here: http://aaiff.org/2014/films/rice-bomber/
– City Cinema Village East (189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003)
Date: July 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Description: Director CHO Li in attendance for introduction and Q & A.
– Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
Date: July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Description: An extended panel discussion will be held after the screening between director CHO Li and Professor Prof. SHEN Hsiu-Hua, Associate Professor of Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University.