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Film Thursday of Taiwan Academy presents “Rebels of the Neon God” on October 23rd

  • Date:2014-10-14

It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York launchs its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” to be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”.

The third film, “Rebels of the Neon God” will be screened on October 23rd. This film was awarded the Best Original Film Score Award of Golden Horse Awards in 1992 and the Best Film Award of Torino International Festival of Young Cinema in 1993. As an overseas Chinese, the director Tsai Ming-Liang doesn't make movies per se. He takes slices out of people's lives and puts them up on the screen for people to see. His singular aesthetic seems to have already been fully formed in this, his first feature. This movie is an example of this style of film-making seen through the eyes of a group of teens in contemporary Taipei city.

The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is part of four “Taiwan Cultural Toolkit” projects initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and implemented by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. It will provide easy and convenient access to the best of Taiwan cinema for every Taiwan film lover outside of Taiwan. The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is an ongoing project, there are 70 films included in it by now and will be more and more films added year by year. Every film in the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit is recommended by directors, film critics, curators, and given subtitles, e.g. Chinese, English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, etc.

Date: October 23rd from 6:30 P.M. ~ 8:16 P.M.
Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017)
B1 Screening Room

Complimentary Admission, RSVP required, please contact 212-697-6188 ext. 4