A Walk Down Memory Lane: Fade in/Fade Out

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  1. nurulnatashahk

    nurulnatashahk New Member

    Take a walk down memory lane with the National Library Board (NLB) and the Asian Film Archive (AFA) through a series of films from the fifties to seventies. From 30 October – 20 November, four different films – Mr Funnybone, Twin Charms, Sultan Mahmood Mangkat Di-Julang and The Merdeka Bridge – will be screened at Woodlands Regional Library and Bukit Merah Public Library. Film enthusiasts will also get the chance to engage with experts through post-screening talks and dialogues and revisit our past, reminisce and re-experience shared memories.

    Film Screenings:



    Mr Funnybone

    Directed by Kuei Chih-hung and starring the late comedian Wang Sha, Mr Funnybone is a film adaptation of Old Master Q, a popular Hong Kong comic character created during the 60s. The film, with its ability to highlight various facets of society was so well-received that a sequel followed immediately.

    Post-screening Talk:
    Su Zhangkai, part-time project researcher for the Hong Kong Film Archive will be sharing memories of the late comedian, Wang Sha.

    Date: Sunday, 30 October 2016
    Time: 2:30pm onwards
    Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, B1 Auditorium
    900 South Woodlands Drive #01-03, Singapore 730900


    Twin Charms


    An introduction to Teochew opera in Singapore, the film was advertised as the first-ever widescreen colour Teochew picture. With a star-studded cast of Zhuang Xue Juan, Fang Qiaoyu, Ding Chuqiao and Lin Jingyi, the film was a hit sensation when it was released in Southeast Asia.

    Post-screening Talk:
    Su Zhangkai, part-time project researcher for the Hong Kong Film Archive will be sharing about Teochew opera and its significance to Singapore’s cultural history.

    Date: Sunday, 6 November 2016
    Time: 2:30pm onwards
    Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library, L3 Radin Mas Hall
    3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159462



    Sultan Mahmood Mangkat di-Julang (The Passing of Sultan Mahmood)

    Based on a 17th century folklore, the narrative of the film is speckled with romance, murder, political conspiracies and explores the notion of loyalty within a feudalistic society. The film is one of the finest achievements in Cathay-Keris’ slew of historical dramas and was recently restored by AFA in 2015.

    Post-screening Talk:
    The Asian Film Archive (AFA), will be conducting a talk on the restoration process of the film.

    Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
    Time: 2:30pm onwards
    Venue: Woodlands Regional Library, B1 Auditorium
    900 South Woodlands Drive #01-03, Singapore 730900


    The Merdeka Bridge

    To cater to the large Chinese diasporic audience in the Southeast Asian region, the Shaw Brothers produced three Nanyang-themed Cantonese movies in 1959 that was shot on location in Singapore. Of the three films, only The Merdeka Bridge is available for viewing today. While watching the film, make sure to keep an ear out for familiar tunes such as Rasa Sayang and Bengawan Solo sung to Cantonese lyrics, as well as a song dedicated to the idyllic waters of Punggol.

    Post-screening Talk:
    Toh Hun Ping, a video artist and film history researcher will be sharing about the history of the locations that were featured in the film.

    Date: Sunday, 20 November 2016
    Time: 2:30pm onwards
    Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library, L3 Radin Mas Hall
    3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159462



    Admission is free
     

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