[HTROCSC-Ann.] Tsai Ming-liang at the HFA, Happy Hour at Noir & NEACP conference

Harvard Taiwan ROC Student Club htrocsc at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 13:54:46 EST 2009


大家好,

下個星期有三個活動都在哈佛

1. 11/13 ~11/16 蔡明亮導演 - Harvard Film Archive
2. 11/12 Taiwanese American Professionals: Happy Hour at Noir
3. 11/14 中華專協年會 "天涯若比鄰 高牆今何在福禍相倚的21世紀” (學生會會員免費參加,請向 Renee 報名)

詳細活動內容請參考下面

best,
renee

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Hi Everyone,

There are three events at Harvard (or close by) next week.

1. 11/13 ~11/16 Director Tsai Ming-liang at the Harvard Film Archive
2. 11/12 Taiwanese American Professionals: Happy Hour at Noir
3. 11/14 NEACP annual conference (Free for HTROCSC members, please RSVP)

For more detail, please see info below.

best,
renee
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1.
At the Harvard Film Archive
Tsai Ming-liang Then and Now
November 13 -- November 16

This selective retrospective unites three rarely screened works by Tsai
Ming-liang (b. 1957), one of the most celebrated artists working in
contemporary Asian cinema. Tsai's first two features, /Rebels of the Neon God/
and /Vive l'Amour/, and the little seen recent work, /The Wayward Cloud /are
all shaped by Tsai's fascination with modern urban alienation and sexual
frustration. They also share their magnetic lead actor, Lee Kang-sheng  who
acts as both emblem of the alienated city-dweller and as erotic figure, an
object of ambiguous identification and desire. Tsai discovered the actor just
as he turned from television to cinema, and Lee has acted as the filmmaker's
muse and creative partner ever since, with Tsai even attributing the slow,
meditative rhythms of his films to Lee's deliberate movements and ability to
vividly embody a painful loneliness and listlessness melancholy. We are also
pleased to present a very special free screening of Tsai's new film, /Face/.
This screening is for HFA members and Harvard ID holders only.
/ /
*Director Tsai Ming-liang in Person
Special Event Tickets $12
*_The Wayward Cloud_ (/Tianbian yi duo yun/)
Friday November 13 at 7pm
Rarely screened in the U.S., /The Wayward Cloud/ is arguably Tsai's least
understood and most neglected work. The film has, moreover, gathered a
notorious reputation for its unusual admixture of strange musical numbers and
very explicit, deliberately sordid sex - all filtered through Tsai's signature
stylistic minimalism. Like so many of Tsai's best films, /The Wayward Cloud/ is
an offbeat love story, the tale of two lonelyhearts struggling to connect in a
drought-stricken Taipei. Complicating things is the fact that one of the lovers
- played, as always, by Lee Kang-sheng - is a porn actor, a profession that
Tsai uses to evince the ambivalence about both filmmaking and sexuality that
run throughout his films.
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. With Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-ching
Taiwan 2005, 35mm, color, 112 min. In Mandarin with English subtitles

*Director Tsai Ming-liang in Person
Free Preview Screening for HFA members and Harvard ID Holders*
_Face_ (/Visage/)
Saturday November 14 at 7pm
In Tsai's latest film, Lee Kang-sheng graduates from the director's muse to his
alter ego, playing a filmmaker shooting a version of an ambitious restaging of
/Salome/ in Paris. Tsai's second film shot in France, and the first feature
given official license to shoot within the Louvre, /Face /features such
legendary stars of the French cinema as Jean-Pierre L嶧ud, Fanny Ardant and
Jeanne Moreau, as well as canvases by Leonardo and ravishing costumes by
Christian Lacroix. Partly funded by the Louvre, /Face/ may be the summit of
Tsai's mode of narration-by-subtraction, with the film's structure distilled to
a series of gorgeously choreographed and elliptical episodes set within the
inner chambers of the Louvre and, most spectacularly, within the winter
dreamscape of a mirrored Tuileries. As the director wanders in search of his
phantom project, the  web of relationships among the film's cast and crew are
gradually revealed while many of Tsai's preoccupations reappear: the haunting
presence of lost parents and missing lovers, unexpected and eccentric musical
numbers and unexpected sexual and romantic roundezvous./This preview is
copresented with the International Council of the Louvre./
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. With Fanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre
L嶧ud
2009, 35mm, color, 135 min. French with English subtitles

_Vive l'Amour_ (/Aiqing wansui/)
Sunday November 15 at 7pm
Tsai found international acclaim in his second feature, /Vive l'Amour, /which
traces the odd, accidental love triangle that loosely binds a realtor, her
street vendor lover and the lonely young man secretly smitten with the street
vendor. A crisp and often satiric snapshot of an anxious Taipei, the film's
moody portrayal of urban alienation and lovesick sexual games - and its
brilliant use of contemporary architecture - continues to draw insightful
comparisons to Antonioni. The empty apartment that serves as the uncanny center
of /Vive l'Amour/ defines the hauntingly underpopulated, makeshift spaces that
will recur throughout Tsai's cinema and serve as ambiguous stages, full of both
melancholy and possibilities, where his characters comic, tragic and erotic
struggles take on a strange and beautiful theatricality.
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. With Yang Kuei-mei, Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung
Taiwan 1994, 35mm, color, 118 min. Mandarin with English subtitles

_Rebels of the Neon God_ (/Qing shaonian nuozha/)
Monday November 16 at 7pm
While working on a series of short films about juvenile delinquents, Tsai met
the teenaged Lee Kang-sheng in a video arcade and was inspired by the young
man's naturalness in front of the camera to make a feature film centered around
his struggle with Taiwan's college entrance exam. A haunting portrait of
loneliness and misdirected youth, /Rebels of the Neon God /revealed Tsai's
ability to discover the expressive potential of overlooked everyday spaces -
back alleys, motels, video arcades. The emergence of Tsai's minimal aesthetic
is apparent at key moments throughout the film, especially during those
captivating sequences where the camera discretely follows Lee from afar as he
desperately watches another young man whose successful pursuit of love and
schoolwork exerts a strange hold on Lee.
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. With Chen Chao-jung, Lee Kang-sheng, Lu Yi-ching
Taiwan 1993, 35mm, color, 106 min. Mandarin with English subtitles

Followed by
_Boys_ (/Xiaohai/)
One of Tsai's last and most successful television films, /Boys/ also marks Lee
Kang-sheng's acting debut. A slice-of-life tale of a teenager whose attempts to
blackmail a younger student goes strangely awry, /Boys /is a key transitional
work from Tsai's early career that points directly towards the stylistic and
narrative nuance of /Rebels of the Neon God. /
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. With Lee Kang-sheng
Taiwan 1991, video, color, 50 min. Mandarin with English subtitles

The Harvard Film Archive is located in the Carpenter Center for the Arts
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
617-495-4700
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

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2.
TAP-Boston presents...

Happy Hour at Noir
Thursday, November 12, 2009
6:00-9:00pm*

Noir at Charles Hotel
1 Bennet Street
Harvard Square

*Happy hour specials only until 7:30pm with $6 minimum drink purchase
$5 Flatbreads $4 Sandwiches $3 Snacks
$2 Salads $1 Sweets $0 Mixed Nuts

FREE RSVP at Facebook:�http://tinyurl.com/tapbostonhappyhour
For more info about Noir:�http://www.noir-bar.com

About Taiwanese American Professionals - Boston:

TAP Boston seeks to connect people of Taiwanese heritage to exchange
ideas and experiences, grow as individuals and a community, and make
positive contributions to society as a collective of professionals
working, living, and playing in and around Greater Boston and New
England.


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3.
NEACP Annual conference
9:30 - 17:00, Saturday, November 14.
Jefferson Hall, Room 250, Harvard University

非常希望哈佛同學能來參加我們的年會,很精彩哦!請傳送。謝謝。 ─小玲

紐英崙中華專業人員協會將於十一月十四日假哈佛大學Jefferson Hall舉行第三十二屆年會, 今年大會的主題是 “天涯若比鄰
高牆今何在福禍相倚的21世紀” 由享譽全球華人的作家李家同教授擔任大會貴賓.
應邀演講的嘉賓有塔芙茨大學副校長陳貽美、麻州大學亞美研究項目及研究所教育系主任江念祖、美國Shire研發部門全球負責人蘇懷仁博士和蔡明亮導演。


多年前在德蕾莎修女到靜宜大學接受榮譽博士學位之前,時任靜宜大學校長的李家同教授親自到加爾各答看她,在修女創辦的垂死之家做義工。李家同教授將與大家分享他在加爾各答垂死之家服務的經驗。

繼2003年的SARS之後,H1N1流感再一次襲擊世界多國,陳貽美副校長將告訴我們全球健康已是迫不及待,你我都有責任。
    身為華裔美人,你對華裔在美國歷史中的角色了解嗎?江念祖教授告知於你。
    20世紀最偉大的發現─DNA,改變了蘇懷仁博士的一生,聽聽他的個人回顧。

《臉》做為羅浮宮首部典藏電影,蔡明亮導演為全球華人爭光,作客專協年會,豈可錯過?


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