Join TAP-Seattle as we go to KANO’s movie premiere in Seattle!
Tickets will sell out quickly, so purchase them online go reserve your seat!
TAP is joining the premiere of the Taiwanese blockbuster film Kano in Seattle! This is a very special screening as the producers, Wei Te-Sheng & Jimmy Huang, will be at the premiere. The main organizer that made this event happen is the iTaiwan organization in the University of Washington, www.itaiwanuw.com
Kano is a 2014 Taiwanese baseball film directed by Umin Boya and produced by Wei Te-Sheng and Jimmy Huang. It depicts how the multiracial Kano baseball team from southern Taiwan overcame great odds to represent the island in the 1931 Japanese High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium, when Taiwan was still under Japanese rule. Performing beyond all expectations, the underdog team advanced to the championship game in the tournament.
Director Umin Boya’s Statement-
“…I chose to film the story of the KANO baseball team because it is a singular historical event directly linked with Taiwan’s baseball development. It marked the starting point of baseball talent cultivation and local sport promotion. Most of all, they were the first truly multi-ethnic baseball team in Taiwan under the colonial rule. Such composition demonstrates that when people have a common goal in sight, they can put aside their differences of all sorts and unite through mutual understanding, respect, and tolerance.
The film not only allows us to relive the one of the most glorious chapters in Taiwan’s baseball history; it also encourages us to cherish shared memories based on friendship and family bonds.”
2:00 – 2:30 Check-In (Doors open at 2pm!)
2:30 – 3:00 Open Talk by Wei & Huang
3:00 – 6:05 Screening-KANO（185 min）
6:05 – 6:10 Break
6:10 – 6:50 Post Screening Talk w/ Producers Wei & Huang ＋ Q&A
$5 – Student
$10 – Non-student
You can purchase the tickets at the event but the number will be limited . On-campus and/or online purchasing is strongly recommended. After purchasing the ticket online, you will receive a confirmation email. You can choose to open the ticket in Eventbrite app or as a pdf file. If you choose to use pdf file, be sure to save it in your mobile device or print it. We will scan the QR code at the door.
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