Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 w/ Director Jonathan Yang

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When:
23 June, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm
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Where:
Uptown Cinemas
511 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle
WA 98109
Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 w/ Director Jonathan Yang @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

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)
Genre: Documentary

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
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Synopsis:
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!

空軍第三十五中隊,又稱「黑貓中隊」,是台灣空軍史上最神秘的一支隊伍,負責執行冷戰時期極機密的台美合作偵察任務。賭上僅五成的存活機率,這群飛官在闃黑的夜空中,用生命守護地上的家園。

精挑細選的台灣年輕飛行員懷抱夢想、之身赴美受訓,二十八位結訓菁英於夜間出勤、執行高空偵察任務,獲取情資。過程中或遭擊落,轉眼便是死別、或遭俘虜,與家人生離二十餘載,或幸運返還,見證得來不易的和平。

知名影視導演楊佈新首部記錄長片,穿越三大洲、耗時六年拍攝、訪談超過五十位相關人士,紀錄還原「黑貓中隊」的歷史真貌,訴說這一頁被遺忘的歷史!

楊導自1991開始擔任導演的職務,商業廣告、音樂錄影帶的拍攝,當時統一,樂天,光泉生活必需品都有導演拍攝的足跡,在此同時也是台灣流行音樂大量啟用廣告導演的時候,大量的MV作品,舉凡張清芳、張信哲、張雨生、蔡琴、伍思凱、彭佳慧、優客李林,以及後來的范瑋琪、張韶涵等…,也是這個時期最重要的工作內容。
疾風魅影-黑貓中隊》是導演近六年最重要的創作,也是他第一次嘗試紀錄片的創作。

Director: Jonathan Yang
Year: 2018 | 92 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles
Genre: Documentary

About STAFF:
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

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