Jun
29
Fri
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF), presented by TAP-Seattle, will feature seven acclaimed Taiwanese films and several short films directed by aspiring Taiwanese American filmmakers. Explore the Taiwanese culture through films on Fri June 29 – Sun July 1, 2018.

Single showing tickets & Festival Passes available now:
https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Full Schedule Detail: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeaTAFF/events

FRI JUNE 29 (UW Kane Hall):
5:30pm Reception (Invitation only)
7:00pm Opening short films (by Taiwanese American filmmakers) and Panel Discussion

SAT JUNE 30 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
11:30am Saturday Opening
11:40am 紅盒子Father
1:25pm Q&A with Director Li-chou Yang 楊力州 of 紅盒子Father
2:35pm Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天
3:50pm Pakeriran Discussion
5:00pm Take Me to the Moon 带我去月球
7:00pm Pre-Movie Seminar – Devils in the Details: Who’s Who and What to Watch For?
7:45pm The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音

SUN JULY 1 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
12:55pm Sunday Opening
1:10pm 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
2:35pm Q&A with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立 of 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
3:40pm The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯
5:55pm A Journey of 35 海闊天空
7:25pm Closing Remarks

*All foreign language films will have English subtitles.

More about STAFF:
The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography. The film festival programming includes audience interaction with award-winning directors Charlie Chu and Li-chou Yang from Taiwan.

TAP-Seattle is partnering with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival

Our website: SeaTAFF.org

Taiwanese American Short Film Block @ Kane Hall 210
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taiwanese American Short Film Block @ Kane Hall 210 | Seattle | WA | United States

Kick off the inaugural Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival with trailers of our featured films, and shorts by Taiwanese American talents. Followed by a panel discussion. The short films selected are Pool to Table, Color Positive, Never Let You Go, Patriotic Lottery, and The Blue Jet.

AR and VR equipment for Taiwanese traditional puppetry (from Father 紅盒子 film) will be available this event!

Time: Fri June 29 @ 7:00pm
Location: University of Washington Kane Hall Room 210

This is a free event, but tickets are required! (Get free ticket on SIFF website: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376 )

Shorts synopsis:
Pool to Table – Director: Tim Cheng. A documentary short about indoor shrimping, an all-ages pastime that’s found a following in Taiwan over the past three decades.

Color Positive – Director: Jessie Lee. After her father passes away, an emotionally distant woman returns home, only to struggle for closure.

Never Let You Go – Director Remii Huang. Emma bought her mom a robot to help her recover after a major car accident.

Patriotic Lottery – Director: Lian Kien Hui. A fun behind the scene of those fun Patriotic Lottery, through the eyes of artist Lin.

The Blue Jet – Director: Lawrence Le Lam. Set in 1970s Taiwan, this short is about legendary radio DJ, Blue Jet, who broadcasted banned rock and avoided the secret youth police.

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

Jun
30
Sat
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF), presented by TAP-Seattle, will feature seven acclaimed Taiwanese films and several short films directed by aspiring Taiwanese American filmmakers. Explore the Taiwanese culture through films on Fri June 29 – Sun July 1, 2018.

Single showing tickets & Festival Passes available now:
https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Full Schedule Detail: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeaTAFF/events

FRI JUNE 29 (UW Kane Hall):
5:30pm Reception (Invitation only)
7:00pm Opening short films (by Taiwanese American filmmakers) and Panel Discussion

SAT JUNE 30 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
11:30am Saturday Opening
11:40am 紅盒子Father
1:25pm Q&A with Director Li-chou Yang 楊力州 of 紅盒子Father
2:35pm Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天
3:50pm Pakeriran Discussion
5:00pm Take Me to the Moon 带我去月球
7:00pm Pre-Movie Seminar – Devils in the Details: Who’s Who and What to Watch For?
7:45pm The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音

SUN JULY 1 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
12:55pm Sunday Opening
1:10pm 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
2:35pm Q&A with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立 of 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
3:40pm The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯
5:55pm A Journey of 35 海闊天空
7:25pm Closing Remarks

*All foreign language films will have English subtitles.

More about STAFF:
The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography. The film festival programming includes audience interaction with award-winning directors Charlie Chu and Li-chou Yang from Taiwan.

TAP-Seattle is partnering with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival

Our website: SeaTAFF.org

Father 紅盒子 with Director Yang Li-chou 楊力州 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 30 @ 11:40 am – 2:05 pm
Father 紅盒子 with Director Yang Li-chou 楊力州 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the documentary showing of Father 紅盒子 followed by Q&A with award winning Director Yang Li-chou 楊力州!

11:20am Saturday Opening
11:40am Father 紅盒子 (99min)
1:25pm – 2:05pm: Q&A with Director Yang Li-chou 楊力州

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

AR and VR equipment for Taiwanese traditional puppetry will be available during the free short film series on 6/29

Synopsis:
At the age of 79, Chen set up his own troupe, which soon earned recognition all over the world. This film also shows the struggle in preserving a piece of culture/art in the modern world.

一只看似樸實的紅盒子,裡頭裝著掌中戲大師李天祿長子,也是國寶級藝師陳錫煌師傅承襲布袋戲表演功夫的來源、掌上功夫的祕密。李天祿因入贅陳家,長子按規定得姓陳。父親巨人般的身影、異姓父子的特殊關係,為兩人種下難解心結。在每次演出前,陳錫煌總會向紅盒子裏的戲神田都元帥,祈求表演順利,但戲迷其實早就散了,戲台也被其他娛樂所取代…。

Director: Li-chou Yang
Year: 2018 | 99 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 30 @ 2:35 pm – 4:35 pm
Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the showing of Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天 followed by a panel discussion.

Saturday June 30, 2018
2:35pm Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天 (70min)
3:50pm – 4:35pm Panel Discussion

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Synopsis:
Futing, who returns to the tribe (The Amis) on vacation, is suddenly told to replace his grandfather to participate in Sacepo’ (sea festival). However, as it’s already difficult for Futing to speak his own mother tongue, how could he catch fish in the sea? Just when he is about to escape, he meets Lisin, a lovely girl who stays in the tribe to work in exchange for board and lodging. Her eyes are full of admiration immediately when she hears that Futing is going to participate in the sea festival. Futing tries his best to impress Lisin.

一個在外求學的高中男生,暑假被媽媽騙回家照顧外公,讓他原本跟同學的環島計畫泡湯。從都市回到原鄉,一切都很不習慣,早餐不再是奶茶三明治而是原住民的傳統料理…而家鄉還有一個海祭的傳統,相傳部落的男性必須要在成年禮的時候游到巴克力藍— 漂浮於部落外海的一個小島,才算一個真正的勇士。而一位來到部落打工換宿的女孩,讓他對於故鄉的一切慢慢燃起了興趣…

導演勒嘎.舒米繼《太陽的孩子》後最新力作,他想要透過這部片告訴大家,只要你願意接近,海洋與部落其實沒有離你那麼遠;只要你開始認同,一步一步地,從生活中就已經和文化融為一體了。這部關於青春、關於海洋、關於戀愛的輕喜劇是個很好的開始。

Director: Lekal Sumi Cilangasan
Year: 2017 | 70 min
Language: Mandarin, Aboriginal with subtitles

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

Take Me to the Moon 帶我去月球 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Take Me to the Moon 帶我去月球 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the showing of Take Me to the Moon 帶我去月球.

Saturday June 30, 2018
5:00pm Take Me to the Moon 帶我去月球 (105min)

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Synopsis:
Cheng-hsiang reunites with the members of his high school band and reminisces about their lead singer and his past love, En-pei, whose pursuit of her dreams ended in tragedy. He regrets having encouraged her to pursue her dreams all those years ago, wondering if she would have died if he hadn’t done so. Drunk after the memorial and hit by a vehicle, Cheng-hsiang is miraculously transported back to the past, where he sets out to stop En-pei from making the same mistake.

六個高中死黨因為喜歡張雨生的歌組成「月球幫」樂團,主唱李恩佩任性好強,是樂團的核心人物。吉他手汪正翔一直默默守候著恩佩,喜歡卻沒有勇氣告訴她…恩佩最大的夢想就是成為閃亮的歌手,畢業前這個機會終於來到,日本最紅唱片經紀人「小室哲哉」來台徵選新秀!一顆閃耀的星蓄勢待發,沒有人知道她會不會成功…

多年後五個朋友再度相聚。而張雨生的歌,似乎只是支撐青春時代的小小夢想,汪正翔西門町巧遇賣玉蘭花的神祕婆婆,就在聞到花香後,正翔暈眩倒地…清醒之後,他竟然發現回到1997年。在即將畢業的前三天,他能逆轉改變所有人的命運嗎…?

Director: Chun-Yi Hsieh
Year: 2017 | 105 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the showing of award winning The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音. There’s a pre-movie seminar to help our viewers understand the many layers depicted in this film.

Saturday June 30, 2018
7:00pm – 7:40pm Pre-Movie Seminar – Devils in the Details: Who’s Who and What to Watch For?
7:45pm The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音 (112min)
*Mature content film

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Synopsis:
Mrs. Tang is the matriarch of an illustrious and influential family whose cold-blooded decisions have earned her brood a powerful place in society. Scheming with a set of politicians, Mrs. Tang plans to secure a prized real estate deal. But this plot turns complicated as her daughters unravel the truth, one ignorant of their mother’s machinations and another following in her footsteps.
In 2017, the film was nominated for numerous titles at the 54th Golden Horse Awards, taking home top honors for Best Feature Film and Best Leading Actress for Kara Hui.

愛,是世界上最重要的事?
棠府,住著三位不同世代但一樣懂人心的女性,沒有男人的棠家,一向由棠夫人主持大局,在權貴間穿針引線,個性如刺蝟般的大女兒棠寧為求母親肯定,勉力配合,乖巧的小女兒棠真多半靜靜觀察,唯母命是從。直到某天,棠家親密友人慘遭滅門事件爆發,三人各自被牽扯其中,一向以大局為重的棠夫人,為了守護一切,用盡心機,卻讓三人走向不同的命運…
2017釜山電影節亞洲之窗單元入圍影片,金馬影展開幕片,金馬獎七項大獎提名,奪得最佳劇情片、最佳女主角(惠英紅)、最佳女配角(文淇),以及金馬觀眾票選最佳影片獎。

Director: Ya-che Yang
Year: 2017 | 112 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles
Mature content in this film

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

Jul
1
Sun
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2018 西雅圖台美電影節 2018 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF), presented by TAP-Seattle, will feature seven acclaimed Taiwanese films and several short films directed by aspiring Taiwanese American filmmakers. Explore the Taiwanese culture through films on Fri June 29 – Sun July 1, 2018.

Single showing tickets & Festival Passes available now:
https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Full Schedule Detail: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeaTAFF/events

FRI JUNE 29 (UW Kane Hall):
5:30pm Reception (Invitation only)
7:00pm Opening short films (by Taiwanese American filmmakers) and Panel Discussion

SAT JUNE 30 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
11:30am Saturday Opening
11:40am 紅盒子Father
1:25pm Q&A with Director Li-chou Yang 楊力州 of 紅盒子Father
2:35pm Pakeriran 巴克力藍的夏天
3:50pm Pakeriran Discussion
5:00pm Take Me to the Moon 带我去月球
7:00pm Pre-Movie Seminar – Devils in the Details: Who’s Who and What to Watch For?
7:45pm The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful 血觀音

SUN JULY 1 (SIFF Uptown Cinema)
12:55pm Sunday Opening
1:10pm 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
2:35pm Q&A with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立 of 美力台灣3D Formosa 3D
3:40pm The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯
5:55pm A Journey of 35 海闊天空
7:25pm Closing Remarks

*All foreign language films will have English subtitles.

More about STAFF:
The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography. The film festival programming includes audience interaction with award-winning directors Charlie Chu and Li-chou Yang from Taiwan.

TAP-Seattle is partnering with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival

Our website: SeaTAFF.org

Formosa 3D 美力台灣 3D with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jul 1 @ 1:10 pm – 3:25 pm
Formosa 3D 美力台灣 3D with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the documentary showing of Formosa 3D 美力台灣 3D followed by Q&A with award winning Director Charlie Chu 曲全立!

12:55pm Sunday Opening
1:10pm Formosa 3D 美力台灣 3D (78min)
2:35pm – 3:25pm: Q&A with Director Charlie Chu 曲全立

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Synopsis:
Formosa 3D is a stunning montage of Taiwan’s nature and varied landscapes, from the misty mountains to famous 101 skyscraper, as well as portraying traditional trades at risk of dying out, such as feather dusters and handmade noodles. It comprises footage Chu collated and archived over a period of 10 years. Experience this in 3D!

10個瀕臨消失的台灣美景,100個將被遺忘的傳統匠師,全靠 1 個半聾半盲的傻瓜導演,用10年去記錄台灣最美的樣子。有高聳入雲的山脈,有湛藍清澈的海洋,在山林和海濱之間,還有辛勤工作、永遠保持笑容的人民,更記錄下超過百位傳承台灣傳統民間工藝的國寶級工匠。導演曲全立運用最先進的 3D技術完成《美力台灣3D》,巧妙地將台灣的自然風貌與匠人代表的文化底蘊結合在一起,帶領觀眾走入前所未見的,不一樣的美「力」台灣……。

Director: Charles Chu
Year: 2017 | 78 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org

The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jul 1 @ 3:40 pm – 5:30 pm
The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the showing of award winning, satirical movie, The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯.

Sunday July 1, 2018
3:40pm The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯 (104min)
*Mature content film

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/seattle-taiwanese-american-film-festival-x21376

Synopsis:
Pickle, a night security guard of a Buddha statue factory and his friend Belly Button spends a lot of time together having late night snacks and watching television. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. At first, they watch the footages recorded on their boss’s dash cam for fun, and soon they get addicted to peeping into the boss’s colorful private life and accidentally discover the boss’s unspeakable secret. In 2017, the film was nominated for numerous titles at the 54th Golden Horse Awards, taking home top honors for Best New Director.

一名在佛像工廠值班的夜間警衛,與他撿破爛的換帖兄弟,平時沒事就會在警衛室一起看電視聊天。他們有天偷看有錢董事長的行車紀錄器,卻莫名捲入一個政商勾結、情慾橫流、驚天動地的超完美謀殺計畫。
全片大多數時間以黑白畫面呈現,象徵低端人口「黑白人生」的處境與命運,上層政經人士的荒誕日常,則以彩色畫面為主,藉此批判台灣社會目前物慾橫流情況。
獲第19屆台北電影節最佳劇情片等5項大獎、第37屆香港電影金像獎最佳兩岸華語電影、第54屆金馬獎最佳新導演、改編劇本等5項大獎

Director: Hsin-yao Huang
Year: 2017 | 104min
Language: Min Nan with subtitiles
Mature content in this film

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents. The films selected center around the universal themes of home(land) and family portrayed through hyperbolized drama and breathtaking cinematography.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org