Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Envisioning Taiwan with Films and Photos at SF Public Library

The San Francisco Public Library, in conjunction with TECO, invites you to explore the social and technological evolution of contemporary Taiwan. The program opens with a photo exhibition by Tsai Wen-hsyang and Ga Photo Group from Taiwan. The collection captures the integration of technology in every aspect of island life, transforming the once agrarian society into a truly digital nation. The exhibition will be open for viewing in the Chinese Center on the 3rd floor of the Main Library from May 22nd to June 25th.

The Main Library will also host a series of Taiwanese movies, both documentaries and feature films in its Lower Level Koret Auditorium on May 23rd and May 30th.

The first documentary film Taiwan Festivals will screen at 2 pm. It will be followed by a feature film Secrets, at 2:40 pm. Secrets, a love story, stars well-known musician Jay Chou. He also co-wrote and directed the movie. The film won many awards in 2007 at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei.

On May 30th, the film series will continue with For More Sun at 2 pm. The documentary film follows a group of young Taiwanese engineers in their quest to build the fastest solar vehicle for the World Solar Challenge in Australia. The last feature film, Chocolate Rap, will screen at 3:50 pm. It is a light-hearted movie about Choco, a passionate break-dancer who faces off with his conventional-minded dad.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
1:00 pm Reception
1:40 pm Lecture-Brief Introduction of Taiwan Film Industry by Manfred Peng, Director of Press Division (TECO)
2:00 pm Taiwan Festivals (28 min) – Documentary
2:40 pm Secrets (102 min) – Feature

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
2:00 pm For More Sun (96 min) – Documentary
3:50 pm Chocolate Rap (83 min) – Feature

Exhibition: From May 22 to June 25, 2009
Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center

Film Series
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library

The Envisioning Taiwan film series is free of charge, but seating is limited. To request free tickets for the film programs please call (415) 557- 4495

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The Press Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco represents the Government Information Office (GIO), Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan). GIO maintains nine Press Divisions in the United States, including the San Francisco office. The Press Divisions are in charge of promoting Taiwan's public relations and cultural exchanges. This blog is updated by the Press Division, TECO in San Francisco.