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EDWARD YANG, GIANT OF TAIWANESE CINEMA

March at the Trylon

Influenced by European masters Fellini, Bresson, and Wenders, the late director Yang created a soulful style all his own. Engaging, heartfelt, and intimate, his films helped define the Taiwanese New Wave.

A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY

(1991, DCP, 237m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang. Yang’s masterpiece chronicles the political turmoil of 1960s Taiwan via the gradual evolution of a teenage boy and a crime that rocked the nation. 7:00


Showings: Mar. 5 7:00, Mar. 6 7:00, Mar. 7 7:00

TAIPEI STORY

(1985, DCP, 119m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Chin Tsai, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, I-Chen Ko. Yang tells the story of Taiwan’s capital through the lives of a washed-up baseball player and his materialistic girlfriend. The film offers a mournful look at the clashing cultures of the city’s past and present. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Mar. 12 7:00, Mar. 13 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 14 7:00, 9:15

YI YI

(2000, DCP, 173m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata. Following a Taipei family over the course of a year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral, Yi Yi is a triumph that assured Yang’s place as a great filmmaker before his untimely death in 2007. 7:00


Showings: Mar. 19 7:00, Mar. 20 7:00, Mar. 21 7:00

THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH

(1983, DCP, 166m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee. Two old friends catch up after a mystery leaves them wanting answers. Yang’s debut feature makes clear how a patriarchal corporate system leaves women few choices. 7:00


Showings: Mar. 26 7:00, Mar. 27 7:00, Mar. 28 7:00

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