Preview: “Imaging Avant-garde” Rare Taiwanese film festival

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Date(s) - 10/17/2018 - 10/21/2018
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Damage? Full programs and screening schedule at TCC’s website or visit the websites of Lightbox Film Center
and Anthology Film Archives for further details.

TPECC events draw a diverse audience © WhereNYC

Why you should go.How experimental could Taiwan’s films be in the 1960s? Come see “Imaging the Avant-garde: Taiwan’s Film Experiments in the 1960s” and find it out! We bet you’ll be surprised how modern and fresh these titles look even after 50 years, and we bet they will challenge your perception of Taiwan cinema!

“Imaging the Avant-garde” was first presented at this year’s Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF), and immediately caused a sensation in the island. Now the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has the pleasure of partnering with Lightbox Film Center in Philadelphia and Anthology Film Archives in New York to present this series to local audiences!

Curated by TIDF program director Wood Lin with support from the Taiwan Film Institute, this five-program series that covers 16 shorts and 2 features from the 1960s by some of Taiwan’s most daring and creative artists will kick off at Lightbox Film Center Oct. 17-19, 2018 and continue at Anthology Film Archive Oct. 19-21, 2018.

What is TPECC?

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, or de-facto Taiwanese Consulate is an impressive place featuring many free cultural events that are worth checking out. They are often short, hassle free and always a chance to meet new faces.

Useful tips:

  • Visit Lightbox Film Center and Anthology Film Archives for showtimes and tickets.
  • casual is fine.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Coat check/ cloak room is not always available so travel lightly.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat in the area?
  1. Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar – 11 W. 33rd St. NY NY 10001 – tiny with limited seating, but it can impress your date. And with wine and chocolate, what’s not to like?
  2. Eataly (corner of Broadway and 23rd St.) – Italian food court with plenty of eating options but can get crazy crowded
  3. 5Karaoke Bar & Lounge – if singing out tune with your favorite desert jukebox classic is your idea of a good time, check this place out.
  4. Junoon 27 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10010  Swanky Indian with an amazing cocktail lounge. $10 happy hour specials availble.
  5. Legends 6 W. 33rd St, NY NY 10001 – great beers on tap at this neighborhood bar
  6. Monarch Rooftop Lounge at the Marriott Courtyard 71 W. 35th St.  – yes there’s another one in the vincity. Great views, stylish bar and not so crowded.
  7. Nomad Hotel 1170  Broadway and 28th St. – swanky and posh, this luxury hotel has two elegant bars for you to choose from.
  8. VU Rooftop @ La Quinta Hotel 17 W. 32nd, NY NY 10001 – if one rooftop doesn’t work, there are more.