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Island of Light: A Celebration of Taiwan Cinema and Culture UW-Madison, April 2-May3, 2011

(from Yu-Chieh Cheng's 2008 filmYang Yang, left, and Ya-che Yang's 2008 film Orz Boyz, right)

 

Films

At the Wisconsin Film Festival

Saturday, April 2, 2011
6:30pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall
Parking (2008, 106 min, Chinese title: Ting che 停車)
In Mandarin with English Subtitles. Directed by Cheng Mong-hong. Followed by Q&A with Prof. Wenchi Lin
click HERE for more details from Wisconsin Film Festival's site

Sunday, April 3, 2011
5:45pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall
God Man Dog (2007, 118 min, Chinese title:Liulang shen gou ren 流浪神狗人)
In Mandarin with English Subtitles. Directed by Singsing Chen. Followed by Q&A with Prof. Wenchi Lin
click HERE for more details from Wisconsin Film Festival's site

Taiwanese Cinema: The Next Wave (at UW Cinematheque)

Friday, April 8, 2011
7:00-9:00pm, Cinematheque, Vilas Hall
Cape No. 7 (2008, 133 min, Chinese title: Hái-kak chhit-ho 海角七號)
In Mandarin, Taiwanese and Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Te-Sheng Wei. With Van Fan, Chie Tanaka, Min-Hsiung. Followed by Q&A with Prof. Wenchi Lin
Taiwan's highest grossing domestic film of all time (and second only to Titanic in overall receipts) boasts a setup that could only fly in pop cinema: a misanthropic mailman is recruited by crooked resort town politicos to front a hastily assembled rock band that is slated to perform at a beach party. Between rehearsals, he delivers some WWII-era dead letters and falls for a Japanese model assigned to act as the band's Kim Fowley.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:00-9:00pm, Cinematheque, Vilas Hall
Orz Boyz (2008, 104 min, Chinese title: Jiong nanhai 囧男孩)
In Mandarin with English subtitles. Directed by Ya-che Yang. With Kuan-yi Lee, Chin-Yu Pang, Fang Mei. Followed by Q&A with Prof. Wenchi Lin
Two troublemaking schoolboys discover the land of Orz, a faraway world (depicted in several beguiling animation sequences) where they can live happily ever after as grown-ups. Orz can easily be reached through a water slide portal at a nearby park. However, the park's high cost of admission leads to a careless betrayal.

Sunday, April 10, 2011
7:00-9:00pm, Cinematheque, Vilas Hall
Yang Yang (2008, 112 min, Chinese title: Yang yang 陽陽)
In Mandarin with English subtitles. Directed by Yu-Chieh Cheng. With Sandrine Pinna, Bryant Chang. Followed by Q&A with Prof. Wenchi Lin
Ang Lee served as a special consultant for this rigorous, unsentimental drama, which takes a close look at what it means to be a young Eurasian woman in contemporary Taiwan. Half-French and half-Chinese, Yang Yang (Pinna) feels out of place at home and in school, and after a fledgling romance backfires, she heads off to Taipei to pursue a career as an actress. Unexpectedly avoiding a downward spiral narrative, Yang Yang honestly explores the multi-faceted issues of Taiwanese identity.

Visit the Cinematheque's website for more information.


Lectures

April 7th, 4:00pm, room 4070 Vilas Hall
“The Next Wave: Recent Films from Taiwan”
Public lecture by Wenchi Lin, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of Film Studies at National Central University in Taiwan

April 11th, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"City as Country: the Urban Comedies of Hou Hsiao-hsien and Chen Kuen-hou"
Public lecture by Wenchi Lin, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of Film Studies at National Central University in Taiwan

April 26th, 4pm, 6203 Social Sciences
"The Two Golden Ages of Women's Literature in Taiwan"

Public lecture by Ming-ju Fan, Professor, Taiwanese Literature at National Chengchi University

May 2nd, 4pm, Ingraham 206
“Music Taipei vs. Music Shanghai: A Historic Overview on the Dissemination of Popular Songs from Shanghai to Taipei in the 20th Century”
Public Lecture by Tung Shen, Dean of the Office of International Affairs and Professor at the Graduate Institution of Musicology of National Taiwan University

May 3rd, 4pm, 336 Ingraham Hall
"The Aesthetics of Combat: Poetry for Recitation in 1950s Taiwan" (戰鬥的聲音: 五十年代台灣朗誦詩的戰鬥美學)
Public Lecture in Mandarin Chinese by Chia-ling Mei, Professor and Head of the Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature of National Taiwan University

Workshop


April 27th, 1:30-3:30, 1251 Van Hise
"Post-regional Fiction from Contemporary Taiwan" 臺灣當代後鄉土小說研究
Workshop with Ming-ju Fan, Professor, Taiwanese Literature at National Chengchi University, in Mandarin Chinese. Interested audience can download required readings HERE.

In addition to the workshop above, CEAS is offering a mini-course on Taiwanese Film and Literature: EAS 300 Lec 002: Humanities Topics: Taiwan Film & Literature, coordinated by David Dettmann and Nicole Huang, with visiting scholars Wenchi Lin and Ming-ju Fan

 


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