Friday, June 12, 2009

Taiwanese movie Artemisia to premiere on Link TV, June 12-28

The award winning Taiwanese movie Artemisia will premiere on Link TV, and can be seen on DIRECTV 375, Dish Network channel 9410 and also on select cable stations, from June 12th to June 28th.

Presented by the Press Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco in partnership with Link TV, this premiere will also include an interview with the film’s director, Chiang Hsui-chung.

Produced by Taiwan’s Public Television System (PTS), Artemisia won the Golden Gate Award in the Television Narrative Feature category at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) early May.

Chiang’s 86-minute debut is a beautifully scripted narrative about three generations of resilient women, focusing on 58-year old Ai-tsao (Artemisia). As a young woman, Ai-tsao defied her conservative family and married a man 20 years her senior. Twenty years later, she finds herself struggling to accept her argumentative mother, her unmarried daughter’s mixed-race baby and her closeted gay son. Amid the turmoil, she strives to keep her family together.

Chiang is no stranger to the San Francisco Film Festival. As a graduate student in theater and screenwriting at the Taipei National University of the Arts, Chiang also delivered a Golden Horse-nominated performance in Edward Yang’s epic A Brighter Summer Day (SFIFF 1992).

Link TV and the Press Division at TECO are proud to bring Artemisia from the film festival stages to the comfort of your home. To see the premiere of Artemisia on the small screen go to or check your local listings for Link TV’s channel(s) on one of the following dates and times:

Fri., June 12, 5pmPT/8pmET (Premiere) (Primetime ET)
Sun., June 14, 12pmPT/3pmET
Fri., June 19, 11pmPT/2amET
Sun., June 21 9amPT/12pmET
Tues., June 23, 8pmPT/11pmET (Primetime PT)
Thurs., June 25, 12pmPT/3pmET
Sun., June 28, 12pmPT/3pmET

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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.