The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco presents Taiwan Film Days, October 12–14 at New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street. This exciting series focuses on the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers. Now in its fourth year, Taiwan Film Days is an essential part of the Film Society’s Fall Season and a cinematic highlight for the local Chinese-speaking community and bold cinephiles of all stripes.
From opener Din Tao: Leader of the Parade with it’s charming blend of the traditional and the contemporary, to the feature film version of the ultra-popular television melodrama Days We Stared at the Sun, Taiwan Film Days 2012 showcases the breadth of style and subject of this vibrant filmmaking industry, while providing a snapshot of the current moment in Taiwanese society and culture. In addition to the six new films in the TFD lineup, Edward Yang’s epic 1991 film A Brighter Summer Day—recently ranked #84 in the Sight & Sound critic’s poll of the greatest films of all time—will be presented in a newly-restored 35mm print.
Official Website: http://sffs.org/Exhibition/SF-Film-Society-Cinema/Taiwan-Film-Days
Added by cinesoul on September 4, 2012