Rory Kennedy／2017／US／118min／English／Chinese subtitles / Taiwan premier This bio-doc tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer and oddball athlete Laird Hamilton. Probably more than any other individual, Laird has shaped the sport of surfing as it exists today, and yet he did it as a complete amateur, never entering a surf competition because…Details
Roger Gastman / 2016 / US / 77min / documentary / English / Chinese subtitles / Taiwan premier * Special panel with POW!WOW! Taiwan Narrated by cult film legend John Waters, Wall Writers is the story of graffiti –– before graffiti was art. The film looks back to graffiti’s origins in the wall taggers of Philadelphia and New…Details
Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon / 2016 / Denmark / 100min / documentarty / Arabic and English / English and Chinese subtitles / Taiwan premier In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and friends join the protests against the oppressive regime of president Bashir Assad in Syria. Knowing that it will forever change their country, this group…Details
Arno Hagers, Erik Lieshout, Reinier van Brummelen / 2016 / The Netherlands, Belgium / 70min / English / Chinese subtitles / Taiwan premier Now in his 70s and a successful “aritst”, Iggy Pop narrates this visual essay –– the film is in equal parts fiction, polemic and documentary –– by reading from Michel Houellebecq’s “To Stay…Details
Daryl Wein / 2018 / US / 71min / narrative / English / Chinese subtitles Selected to 2018 Sundance’s “Next” competition section, White Rabbit is a quirky lesbian relationship comedy and a millennial satire on wannabe artists and identity politics. It stars and is co-written by Korean-American comedienne Vivien Bang (Yes Man, Memoirs of a…Details
Susanna Nicchiarelli / 2017 / Italy, Belgium / narrative / English / Chinese subtitles / Taiwan premier One of Andy Warhol’s muses, a singer of The Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty who has been called the “original goth girl”, Nico lived a second life after these glamorous first chapters, when she began her…Details
Good reviews have been flowing in since last weekend’s Urban Nomad Opening Freakout. Check out this show report from the Taiwan News by Te’Qin Windham, and also a long interview with Angelo Moore about his first visit to Taiwan, where he buys his clothes, why his new band is a “brand new step”, and much more.
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