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  • GOOD MORNING, TAIPEI (OLD WAVE NEW EDGE Special Screening)

    good morning taipei

    Dir. LEE Hsing | Taiwan | 1979 | 102 mins | Mandarin w/ES

    YEH Tein-lin (Kenny Bee), a college dropout and a loose singer seems never to take his life seriously. But he gradually changes as he finds more about the life of his orphan friend’s girlfriend SU Chi (Joan LIN), a radio station broadcaster. The 1979 mandarin classic, directed by LEE Hsing, the master of “healthy realism” in the 60s and 70s, boasts some of the most popular mandarin pop songs. Capitalizing on the pop culture and melodrama, HOU Hsiao-hsien’s screenplay nevertheless adopts a loose story line and heralds a transition to what is considered later the first New Wave in Taiwanese Cinema. Some elements have transformed; others have evolved and been absorbed by the following generations, resonating even today with the contemporary Taiwanese titles in this year’s lineup. The screening is made possible by the support of Richard Suchenski (Center for Moving Image Arts, Bard College). Print courtesy of the Center for Moving Image Arts, Bard College.

    Screening:
    Thursday August 1, 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Anthology Film Archives

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    *Please note the program change. In some of the earlier publications PAPA, CAN YOU HEAR ME SING (1983) is listed as part of the TAIWAN CINEMA DAYS program. Due to unavailability of the print, we are showing GOOD MORNING, TAIPEI (1979) in lieu of PAPA, CAN YOU HEAR ME SING.*

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