"Pay close attention to that man behind the curtain!"

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Katyn comes to Taichung

Good movie for a Double Ten date?

Jerome Keating described Polish director Andrzej Wajda's 2007 film "Katyn" 《愛在波蘭戰火時》 as recalling Taiwan's tragedy -- a reference to the 228 Massacre of 1947. In a recent post, I recommended trying to catch it. Finally, Taichung moviegoers can, too.

Jerome sent me this clipping from one of yesterday's papers:

Go see Katyn in Taichung
Movie information
(Click to enlarge)

There was a "sneak preview" last night, but the "real" run of this "exclusive engagement" begins on Friday, October 10, 2008 at Wonderful Cinemas (萬代福影城). Here's some important text that may be hard to see in the ad above [translation mine]:
電話:04-2221-0356 地址:台中市公園路38號(公園路大誠街口)

Telephone: 04-2221-0536; Address: #38 Gongyuan Road, Taichung City (at the corner of Gongyuan Road and Dacheng Street)
Click on this link for a Google map showing the location of the cinema. Here's a link for showtimes, but Friday's schedule isn't yet online. Tickets, by the way, are listed as being NT$200.

UPDATE: Here are showtimes for both Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 2008: 10:10 [AM], 16:30 [4:30 PM], 20:10 [8:10 PM] [/update]

The words I wrote in my earlier post still stand:
And after you've viewed the film, try to view current events in Taiwan as if you were watching them from 50 years down the road. What do you see happening? What's in the near future for Taiwan? What part will you play in these events?
Be there, or allow the important lessons of history (and the opportunity to see anything in Taichung but blockbusters) to pass you by.

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Cross-posted at Taiwan Matters!

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