As Richard Chen Yao-chi was finishing his film degree at UCLA, he returned to Taiwan to direct this pathbreaking short documentary featuring three college students shooting the breeze in the mountains of Hsinchu, shedding light on 1960s youth and their thoughts on art, the Vietnam War, and their place in a changing Taiwan. Shown in a new restoration.
CELLULOID JUKEBOX This program features two of director Richard Chen’s landmark films of youth in Taiwan. A newly-restored print of his documentary-esque short THE MOUNTAIN, about political ideals in 1960s Taiwan, made after he graduated from UCLA; and his Chiung Yao adaptation MOON FASCINATING, BIRD SWEET, about the romantic fantasies of a kindergarten teacher played by Brigitte Lin.
Sun, Nov 11