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…

Tongues of Heaven Screening in San Jose, CA

Taiwanese American filmmaker Anita Chang's most recent documentary film, Tongues of Heaven, revolves around the issue of language loss and asks the essential question: “what do you lose when you lose your native language?” Her film explores the challenges of young indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Hawaii in learning the heritage languages of their ancestors — languages that are endangered or facing extinction. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to support this limited theatrical engagement of…

Kano Screening in Seattle, WA

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Seattle (TAP-Seattle) as we go to KANO's movie premiere in Seattle! TAP is joining the premiere of the Taiwanese blockbuster film Kano in Seattle! This is a very special screening as the producers, Wei Te-Sheng & Jimmy Huang, will be at the premiere. The main organizer that made this event happen is the iTaiwan organization in the University of Washington,www.itaiwanuw.com. Tickets will sell out quickly, so purchase them online go reserve your seat! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kano-screen-talk-in-seattle-tickets-13302964525 Kano…

Anita Chang’s Tongues of Heaven Screens in SF/Bay Area

Taiwanese American filmmaker Anita Chang's most recent documentary film, Tongues of Heaven, revolves around the issue of language loss and asks the essential question: “what do you lose when you lose your native language?” Her film explores the challenges of young indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Hawaii in learning the heritage languages of their ancestors — languages that are endangered or facing extinction. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to be a Co-presenter of this limited theatrical…

Film Review: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? is Taiwanese American writer-director Arvin Chen’s second feature film. His first feature, Au Revoir Taipei, was a whimsical romantic comedy packed with antics and an endearing spree around the city of Taipei. WYSLMT takes on a much heavier subject, with reflections on the dilemmas faced by gay communities in Asian culture. Revisit our 2010 interview with Arvin Chen The main character Weichung (Richie Jen) finds himself questioning his sexuality and his traditional…

Through the Eyes of Designer-Director Warren Fu

“Sorry I’m late!” my cousin Warren apologized when he showed up for our interview. “The Jimmy Fallon taping with Julian [Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes] ran a little long.” I wish I could have that kind of excuse whenever I’m late to an engagement. This was, however, simply another day in the life of Warren Fu, director and designer. One of Warren's most notable designs is of General Grievous, the villain in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  He also designed…

An Open Letter from Producer Will Tiao to the Fans of FORMOSA BETRAYED

"Formosa Betrayed is one of the BEST FBI crime dramas EVER MADE..." --Jonathan Jacobs, Screen Spotlight "A powderkeg of a movie.  Formosa Betrayed is a crackling political thriller, as well as an important and revealing film for our times..." --Pete Hammond, Backstage Magazine "A real throwback to the politically charged dramas of the 70s... Formosa Betrayed is smart, explosive, and very entertaining..." --B. Alan Orange, MovieWeb * * * * * Dear Formosa Betrayed Fans, In the…