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Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the documentary showing of Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影-黑貓中隊 with Director Jonathan Yang 楊佈新導演!
Sunday June 23, 2019
4:00pm Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影-黑貓中隊 (92min)
5:35pm: Q&A with Director Jonathan Yang 楊佈新導演 (45 min)
Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
During the Cold War, 28 pilots of the Black Cat Squadron joined a secret mission which has a lower survival rate than Russian Roulette. Their life stories beg the unanswerable question: What makes a real hero?
Over the course of a fourteen-year mission, seven pilots lost their lives in training, and three on the mission. Another two were shot down and captured, never seeing home for more than two decades.
45 years after the last mission of the Black Cat team, the documentary speaks out the voice of this era again. It gives us a gentle reminder not to forget people who have guarded us.
Q&A with Director Jonathan Yang after the documentary screening.
Director Jonathan Yang started his career in film in 1991. He is the top director for commercial ads and music videos for Taiwan’s hottest singers. This is his first documentary, fulfilling a childhood dream of his. Fascinated by the story these veterans had to tell, he spent six long years collecting films, data, and interviewing people. Take the this chance to have a conversation with Director Yang!
Director: Jonathan Yang
Year: 2018 | 92 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents.
It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org