This April, with support from Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute and the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, the Austin Film Society teams up with the Austin Asian American Film Festival to present four restored black and white Taiwanese-language films from Taiwan's lost commercial film period of the 1950s-1960s. The films will be screened from Apr. 4 through 25 at AFS Cinema and Gaylord Auditorium of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Under the theme "Unleashed Desires: Lost Films of Taiwan," the lineup of the screening includes "Fantasy of the Deer Warrior(大俠梅花鹿)" on Apr. 4, "The Husband's Secret (丈夫的秘密)" on Apr. 11, "The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell (地獄新娘)" on Apr. 18, and "Dangerous Youth (危險的青春)" on Apr. 25 at AFS Cinema.
In addition, Taiwan Academy in Houston collaborates with the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma to present Film Series and Roundtable Discussion, a special multi-day event that will feature four film screenings (one in-person and three virtual) and a roundtable discussion on Taiwanese Cinema with speakers Dr. Wang Chun-chi (王君琦) from the Taiwan Film and Audio-visual Institute, Dr. Evelyn Shih (施茗懷) from the University of Colorado Boulder, and Dr. Laura Wen (溫若含) from Randolph-Macon College. The film includes "Four Moods (喜怒哀樂)," "The Husband's Secret," "Storm Over the Yangtze River (揚子江風雲)" and "Super Citizen Ko (超級大國民)." All the films will be shown in newly restored versions provided by the Taiwan Film and Audio-visual Institute.
Please register for the virtual screenings and roundtable discussion or visit AFS Cinema for more information.