Five Taiwanese films will stream for free during a presentation made possible by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (TACCGC) and Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema. Packaged in a series titled, @Home with Taiwan Cinema: Love and Hope, the films will stream via Asian Pop Up Cinema’s Vimeo on Demand at various dates from September-December.
Known for down-to-earth portrayals of Taiwanese’ cultures & lifestyles, contemporary Taiwanese cinema is deeply rooted in the island’s unique history.
The stories told in @Home with Taiwan Cinema span a variety of genres including comedy, drama, romance, and documentary. All of them include English subtitles to accompany the Mandarin scripts.
For more information about @Home with Taiwan Cinema, click here.
Go! Crazy Gangsters
A-Fong gives everything he has, and is just about to put the team back on track. However, night before the decisive match, the unexpected things happened…
September 11- 13
My Egg Boy
A woman freezes her eggs and looks for the right man to start a family. In the pursuit of this man, she ends up in a wintry Swedish Province where ice and snow become a metaphor for the unborn child who is waiting to be born.
Futing, who returns to the tribe on vacation, is suddenly told to replace his grandfather to participate in Sacepo' (sea festival). However, as it’s already difficult for Futing to speak his own mother tongue, how can he catch fish in the sea?
Isvara and the Art and Life of Yu-Yu Yang
An in-depth view into the life and works of renowned 20th-century Chinese artist, environmental designer, and architect Yu-Yu Yang.
Rock me to the Moon
Six 50-something dads from different backgrounds form a rock band and dream to compete with all the young groups at the Sea Music Festival.
Behind the scenes
The presentation is made possible with support from The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago.
"Films speak a universal language, through which we from different parts of the world connect and relate,” said TECO Director-General Eric Huang. “I believe that these five well-selected movies can be a window to the Taiwanese culture—love, life, music, sports, arts and nature. Welcome to a virtual visit to Taiwan and enjoy the films.”
“Thanks to TECO in Chicago’s generous support, TACCGC is pleased to provide for the viewing pleasure of the American public a visual delight highlighting Taiwanese culture,” said George Wu, Chairman of Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (TACCGC). “A series of five films will be made available for online viewing during stretches of the remaining four months of 2020.”
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC) is a semi-annual film festival that brings movies, artists, and speakers to Chicago venues like AMC River East and the Gene Siskel Film Center, unless the theaters close to help reduce the spread of a pandemic.
For its 11th season, APUC will present 22 movies and one of its strongest lineups with its first joint virtual and drive-in film festival from September 10 to October 10. A Plus addition celebrating Halloween at the drive-in will run October 30-31.
To learn more about Asian Pop Up Cinema, click here.