Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles Debuts Spotlight on Taiwan at Frameline44
|Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles has first partnered with Frameline44 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival and presented “Spotlight on Taiwan” through September 17-27, 2020, within which one feature “The Teacher” and one documentary “Taiwan Equals Love” are screened virtually followed by a Q&A and a panel discussion about Taiwan’s diversity and equality. The film streaming with Q&A and panel discussion is geo-blocked to California, and tickets are available only to viewers in California.|
In order to reveal the production of Taiwanese film and Taiwan’s LGBTQ artistic achievements to the world, the panel discussion and Q&A will be available to be viewed worldwide on Youtube and Facebook since September 19 (PST, panel discussion) and September 26 (PST, Q&A).
For more information about Spotlight on Taiwan at Frameline44, please visit https://la.us.taiwan.culture.tw/information_134_117511.html.
Taiwanese Director Mou Tun-fei’s Early Works Premiere on The West Coast
|Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are pleased to present FILM at LACMA: The Early Films of Mou Tun-fei(1941-2019). The online screenings will feature the Taiwanese director's first two feature films, “I Didn't Dare to Tell You” and “The End of the Track,” and will be available and free to the public within the US region from September 25 to 27, 2020. For more information and to RSVP please visit: https://la.us.taiwan.culture.tw/information_134_117851.html and https://www.lacma.org/event/film-screening-early-films-mou-tun-fei.|
“I Didn't Dare to Tell You” and “The End of the Track” are among Taiwan’s very first independent titles in the 60’s, and provide an essential part of a larger survey of a then-burgeoning scene of independent and avant-garde filmmakers that's unique to Taiwanese Cinema. Both films went unreleased until 2018 for unknown reasons, though rumor has it that the realistic depiction of the stifling society in “I Didn’t Dare to Tell You” and the hint of homosexuality in “The End of the Track” could have triggered those reasons.
Taiwan Showcase: Welcome to Meet 8 Taiwanese Indigenous Performing Arts Groups
|Taiwan Showcase is coming soon! Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles will join the virtual exhibition and Independent Showcases of Arts Midwest + Western Arts Alliance 2020 On-line Conference (Oct 6 – Oct 9) by presenting Taiwan Showcase. It introduces 8 Taiwanese Indigenous performing arts groups, including Bulareyaung Dance Company, Tjimur Dance Theatre, Kuo-Shin Chuang Pangcah Dance Theatre, TAI Body Theatre, Sangpuy, O-KAI Singers, Basiwali, and Anu Kaliting Sadipongan. Stay tuned for more information in our website and Facebook about Taiwan Showcase from Oct 6 to Nov 30! |