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Sep
18
Wed
Free Screening: Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 @ The Museum of Flight
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Screening: Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 @ The Museum of Flight | Seattle | WA | United States

***** This event is hosted by AiKhun Entertainment and Museum of Flight. This is not an event organized by SeaTAFF/TAP Seattle. We are supporting our friends by spreading the word about it. SeaTAFF members will be watching it, and would like to invite others interested in the film to watch with us. *****

Did you miss out on this documentary during our film festival? Don’t worry, it’s back! And better yet, it’s FREE! Let’s go to the movies together and support our friends at Museum of Flight!

AiKhun Entertainment and Museum of Flight organized this FREE showing of Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影-黑貓中隊 on Wed September 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm. And Director Jonathan Yang 楊佈新導演 will be there!

Location: William M. Allen Theater, The Museum of Flight
Ticket: FREE and open to the public. No RSVP required.
More info: https://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/6062/lost-black-cats-the-35th-squadron

The film will be introduced by the Director General of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) and followed by a Q&A session with Director Jonathan Yang.

Screening occurs after Museum hours. The Museum’s exhibits and galleries will be closed.

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

Oct
16
Wed
TAP-Sea: TAPpy Hour at Brave Horse Tavern @ Brave Horse Tavern
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TAP-Sea: TAPpy Hour at Brave Horse Tavern @ Brave Horse Tavern | Seattle | WA | United States

Come join TAP-Seattle for TAPpy Hour at Brave Horse Tavern! Network with other young professionals and mingle with friends new and old over food and drinks. Feel free to bring your coworkers and friends! Brave Horse Tavern offers appetizers, drinks, and dinner options. We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time!

Note: Our area in Brave Horse Tavern will be 21+ only, so please have your ID with you.

Parking (links below):
– Street parking: most SLU ones are free after 6pm
– Garage parking: free after 4pm at Amazon’s Fiona and ObidosRufus

Reminder: Since Brave Horse Tavern is giving up a space during peak dining hours, they would really appreciate if each of us can order at least one drink and one food item. Your courtesy and understanding are greatly appreciated!

Parking info links:
Garages:
– https://www.discoverslu.com/location/amazon-fiona-parking-garage/
– https://www.discoverslu.com/location/obidosrufus-parking-garage/
Street:
– http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=5fc6cb313ec34374a3141d4d24b05c5d

Oct
19
Sat
TAP-Sea: Paint! – Halloween edition @ Culture Center Of Taipei Economic And Cultural Office In Seattle
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
TAP-Sea: Paint! - Halloween edition @ Culture Center Of Taipei Economic And Cultural Office In Seattle | Bellevue | WA | United States

Come paint with TAP-Seattle and explore your artistic side! This is an event for ALL painting skill levels!!

We’ll be painting Halloween-inspired painting, while exploring the Northern part of Taiwan through trivia (such as Jiufen – the Spirited Away-esque place). Canvas, brush, and paint will be provided. Bring your own apron (or paint very carefully). Light snacks, sandwiches, and tea will be served.

Price:
Early bird (ends 10/16 11:59pm): $17
Regular (ends 10/18 11:59pm): $22

Hurry up and sign up, as the capacity is limited to 25 painters. A waitlist will be available once the capacity is filled.

Schedule:
Check-in & networking: 2:30pm – 3pm
Instructions & painting time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Wrap up/picture taking: 4:30pm – 5pm

We will guide you through all the steps (so no worries if you’ve never painted before). You are encouraged to add your own personal touch to it. We will also be presenting trivia facts.

Location: Cultural Center of TECO Seattle (OCAC office)
1008 140th Ave NE #108, Bellevue, WA 98005

Parking: Free parking in the lot

Tickets: https://impactflow.com/event/tap-sea-paint-halloween-edition-11171