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The Nows & Pasion

~Cultural Diversity on the South Shore Series~

Live Music and Dance

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Sunday 9/16/2018 6pm

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Noel S. Ruiz Theatre

Admission: Regular $20; Senior & Student $10; Child 12 & under $5

Tickets available at http://www.cmpac.com/event/7aa1a853a031a156b122043515cde624

" The Nows & Pasion"

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at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735

3/17 2pm - Twa-Tiu-Tiann 大稻埕

6/16 2pm - Port of Mists 如霧起時

9/15 2pm - Attabu 阿罩霧風雲

12/15 2pm - Partners in Crime 共犯


For directions or more information call the Farmingdale Public Library at 516-249-9090

Twa-Tiu-Tiann 大稻埕 - College student Yo-si unexpectedly travels 100 years back in time with an eccentric history professor. Not only does Yo-si get to experience firsthand the imperial glory of the Japanese Empire and Twa-Tiu-Tiann, the most prosperous area in Taipei as it was in the 1920s, but he also falls in love with the prettiest geisha in town. However, Yo-si must unwillingly return to present-day Taipei when he becomes involved in a secret mission concerning the royal visit of Japanese crown prince Hirohito. The movie is permeated by a typical Taiwanese spirit that recapitulates history in a fantasy-like style. At the same time, it cleverly blends popular catchphrases from films and TV programs into its story. The movie epitomizes how popular culture in Taiwan uses fashionable references to convey historical messages.

Port of Mists 如霧起時 - This film takes its title from ZHENG Chou-Yu’s renowned poem, Port of Mists. It explores a poet’s existence and his unending pursuit of the life experience of a “pure poet”, as opposed a poet whose poems are merely popular. The film incorporates many historical images and contains interviews with such major Taiwanese poets as Hsin Yu, Ya Hsien, and Chu Ko, bringing back to life the philosophical battle between the "lateral transplantation" and "vertical transmission" schools of poetry that prevailed at that time. Taking poetry and history as its central themes, the film's narrative may seem bland but is actually full of moving moments. ZHENG Chou-Yu has expressed his admiration and affirmation of the director for "exploring not just my academic record, but also my entire personal flavor”.

Attabu 阿罩霧風雲 - "Attabu” comes from the language of the Pingpu aboriginals. The seemingly unfamiliar term of the “Attabu LIN Family” in fact refers to the Wufeng LIN Family, one of the five notable clans in Taiwan. The movie focuses on the history of the LIN family, and provides an overview of 200 years of historical changes in Taiwan on both a micro and macro scale, demonstrating how the two are tightly intertwined with one another. Attabu integrated forces from three fields: fiction film, documentary, and academia, and took five years to complete. Attabu uses voice-over narration with images that present dramatized reenactments of actual events. The screenwriter spent considerable time and energy doing textual analysis of historical material so that the film pays close attention to historical details.

Partners in Crime 共犯 - An ordinary day in an ordinary campus, until a girl who was loved by everyone kills herself. Everyone is asking why, but no one knows the truth, except three students: the good, the bad, and the weird. They know, and so decide to do something out of the ordinary for her as revenge. They are the partners in crime. CHANG attempts a detective film told through the eyes of a victim of bullying who searches for the cause of a girl’s death adding depth to the actions of the characters. The movie presents an incisive analysis of the ecology of the young generation.

3/17   2pm - Twa-Tiu-Tiann  大稻埕

Twa-Tiu-Tiann 大稻埕

12/15   2pm - Port of Mists  如霧起時

Port of Mists 如霧起時

6/16   2pm - Attabu  阿罩霧風雲

Attabu 阿罩霧風雲

9/15   2pm - Partners in Crime  共犯

Partners in Crime 共犯

This series is presented in collaboration with Farmingdale Public Library, and major support from the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Taiwan, R.O.C. and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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