It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” will be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd. They are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”.
The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is part of four “Taiwan Cultural Toolkit” projects initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and implemented by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. It will provide easy and convenient access to the best of Taiwan cinema for every Taiwan film lover outside of Taiwan. The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is an ongoing project, there are 70 films included in it by now and will be more and more films added year by year. Every film in the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit is recommended by directors, film critics, curators, and given subtitles, e.g. Chinese, English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, etc.
The first film, “Monga”, will be screened on August 28th. Monga is an old district of Taipei which has long been the domain of the local gangsters. The film is set in 1980s Taiwan about friendship and loyalty, and centers on the troubled lives of five boys coming of age together. It has been selected and premiered at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival on January 29, 2010, in the Panorama section, and was a blockbuster in 2010s Taiwan.
Date: Every fourth Thursday, August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd, at 6:30 P.M.
Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017)
B1 Screening Room
Complimentary Admission, RSVP required, please click HERE
; or contact 212-697-6188 ext. 4