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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

NEW WAVES:
REDISCOVERING TAIWANESE CINEMA OF THE 1980s

Friday, November 11 – Thursday, November 24, 2022


 

Please note, the screening of THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH on Saturday, November 19 at 12:30pm has been cancelled due to reasons beyond our control. We will be showing TAIPEI STORY in its place.

One of the wonders of late 20th century world cinema was the wave of remarkably talented directors who emerged in Taiwan during the 1980s, an incredible efflorescence that swiftly reinvented a national cinema. Yet, despite the international acclaim given to the leading directors of the so-called New Taiwan Cinema, the larger body of their work has rarely been screened outside their own country.

Says film historian and series programmer Haden Guest, “In the 1980s, Taiwan was the epicenter of a paradigm shift in narrative filmmaking that dramatically harnessed and expanded cinema’s power to creatively engage time and emotion. This series offers a rich cross section of films from this crucial moment, bringing together pioneering films by luminaries like Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang with lesser-known, yet vital works that challenged approaches to genre and brought a new sharp-edged political address to Taiwanese cinema. The profound impact and lasting influence of these movies resonates to this day.”

TWO-WEEK FESTIVAL OF CLASSICS AND UNSEEN GEMS INCLUDING FILMS BY EDWARD YANG, HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, TSAI MING-LIANG, CHANG YI, WANG TUNG, CHEN KUN-HO AND ANG LEE.

Programmed by Haden Guest
Series Consultant: Wayne Wang

Special thanks to Kanglan Chin and Jessica Hu (Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York) and Wanying Tsai (Taiwan Film & Audiovisual Institute)

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Films in this Series

Friday, November 11
12:30   2:50   8:30 

Sunday, November 13
9:00

Monday, November 14
1:00

Tuesday, November 15
1:00

Thursday, November 17
1:00   3:40

Saturday, November 19
12:30

Wednesday, November 23
6:50

Friday, November 11
6:10

Saturday, November 12
2:50
 

Saturday, November 12
12:30

Monday, November 14
8:00
 

Saturday, November 12
7:20 

Tuesday, November 15
8:50

Sunday, November 13
1:10

Tuesday, November 15
6:30

Tuesday, November 15
4:00 

Friday, November 18
1:00   3:20   6:00

Tuesday, November 22
1:00   3:40

Wednesday, November 16
12:30

Sunday, November 20
1:10

Wednesday, November 23
2:00   6:30 

Thursday, November 24
12:30

Sunday, November 27
1:30 
 

Wednesday, November 16
5:10

Sunday, November 20
4:40

Tuesday, November 22  
8:30

Wednesday, November 16
7:30 

Friday November 18
8:15
 

Thursday, November 17
6:20

Saturday, November 19
5:55

Thursday, November 17
8:25

Saturday, November 19
8:00

Tuesday, November 22
6:10

Thursday, November 24
7:20

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