Upcoming Film Screenings
The arts are a big part of Penang life. There’s galleries aplenty and the street art is world famous. Film buffs will also be pleased to know that films are a part of that tradition as well. In the next week there will be two film screenings that you want to know about.
Julian Cheah Film Week
Julian Cheah has become a good friend of mine in the last couple of years. He’s a writer, director and actor and native Penangite. I’m pleased to let you know that six of his films will be screened at PenangPAC at Straits Quay next week. 21 -26 July.
Here’s Julian in his own words:
The films are: Prince Of The City, The Hired Killer, Infected Paradise, Wild Justice, Killer Clown and art film Penyesalan Tak Berakhir (The Never-Ending Regret). Admission is FREE for everyone as this is not a profit-making event but intimate Q & A chatting sessions between people and me and the sharing of my emotions and experiences in the industry, where some can criticise my work and my presence in the field and I can assert my reasons for doing the films which I choose to do. A definite topic will be the stereotypical and sometimes disrespectful way that Asian men are depicted even today in modern Hollywood and how filmmakers can make a difference to this situation. The timing of the screening week coincides with my friend and film colleague Rod Manikam being in town so I look forward to having him joining me.
Movie Posters, stills and behind the scenes pictures can be found on the Julian Cheah Pictures Facebook page. Dates of the screenings can be found on that facebook page as well.
Red Dot Cinema
Red Dot Cinema promotes independent short films from Asia and screens them around the region. They are kicking off their latest Asia tour in Penang on 18 July 2015 at the Chai Diam Ma a local cafe on Queen Street in Georgetown. This is a great opportunity to help raise awareness of Asian independent films and promote Asian cultures.
Tickets are RM 20 and can be purchased on line at http://reddotcinemapenang.peatix.com/