Midnight Carnival: A Film Project by Chung Wei Huang

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Monica Chenglo chats with Chung Wei Huang, the director of Midnight Carnival, a new film project in the works. Her Kickstarter video caught our attention because of the sample film footage with a captivating storyline involving a Taiwanese girl who runs away from Taiwan and finds work at a carnival. Based off her personal life experience, the script reveals a flavor for what it’s like to chase after an “American Dream” from a youthful perspective. Above all, the…

Watch “Love Arcadia” with TAP in LA

Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) is proud to present Love Arcadia, a Taiwanese American romantic comedy-drama, at the 2015 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival(LAAPFF)! The main screening is on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM, and the encore screening will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 9:15 PM Use Discount Code "TAP15" when you purchase tickets athttp://laapff.festpro.com/films/program/love_arcadia_2015 LOVE ARCADIA tells the tale of one particular tea shop…

“Off the Menu” Film with TAP in Chicago

Join Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP- Chicago), Korean American Coalition of Chicago, Kollaboration Chicago, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, OKTA Chicago, and Social Quarters for a screening of OFF THE MENU a film about Asian Americans and their relationship with food. A panel discussion with local Asian American chefs and restaurant owners follows the film. Panelists include Top Chef contestant Beverly Kim (Parachute), Ivan Lee (Aloha Eats), and Paul Ko (Vora). TAP-Chicago…

Sunflower Occupation Documentary Tours North America

A year after the historic occupation of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, a 9-part collaboration documentary has been made featuring the stories and timeline of events during this student-led "Sunflower Movement." The Sunflower Student Movement, driven by a coalition of students and civic groups, protested the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement by the Kuomintang party in the legislature without a clause-by-clause review. The Sunflower image was associated with this massive student…

Sunflower Movement Documentary Screens in San Jose, CA

The Sunflower Student Movement was a protest movement driven by a coalition of students and civic groups between March 18 and April 10, 2014, in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan and, later, also the Executive Yuan. The activists protested the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) by the ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) at the legislature without clause-by-clause review. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the history, context, and events leading up to this historic event through…

100 DAYS Opens in LA

100 DAYS Officially opens theatrically in LA at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Friday, December 12, 2014. Filmed in the village of Qinbi on the Taiwanese island Matsu, it's a beautiful love story that also highlights Taiwan's culture, settings, and traditions. Mark your calendars as packing every showing that opening weekend is crucial for the movie to have a longer run in the theaters! Director Henry Chan will be at various Q and A's that weekend. His credits include NBC's new show…

25th Anniversary Celebration of “Mei Mei” Film in Oregon

MediaRites presents a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Peabody-winning film Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song Doors open 7:30pm with live music by the Orchid and Bamboo Ensemble and a beautiful art installation by artist Willow Zheng who created Chinese watercolors for the film! The screening starts at 8pm. “A cross-cultural tale of a mother and daughter separated by language and culture, yet bound together for life.” With the 1989 Peabody-winning audio documentary as the soundtrack, Dmae…

#ChampChu

At the beginning of this year, America met Arthur Chu. As a contestant on the long-running game show, Jeopardy!, he was, rather unexpectedly, the target of social media backlash, allegedly for his style of play. Since then, it’s become abundantly clear that Arthur’s game strategy could not have been the only factor in his notoriety. So why is it, when there have been other players in Jeopardy!’s history that have also used the “Forrest Bounce,” that Mr. Chu gets the heat? This is the…

KANO Screenings in USA

KANO is a 2014 Taiwanese baseball film directed by Umin Boya and co-produced by Wei Te-Sheng (director of Cape No.7, the second highest grossing film in Taiwanese history, and the epic Warriors of the Rainbow). KANO is crowd-pleasing inspirational film, which has won the Audience Award at the 2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the 2014 Taipei Film Festival. It was an Official Selection at the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival and is a Best Picture Nominee for the 2014 Golden…