Sunday, April 26, 2015

Taiwan Film in Retrospect: Home Sweet Home Panel & Screening

It was a pleasure presenting at the University of Southern California as part of a panel on Friday, May 1st, on Bai Jingrui's film Home Sweet Home 家在台北 (1970). A screening of the film followed the panel presentations, and the event included a special appearance by actress Gui Ya-lei 歸亞蕾 and scriptwriter Chang Yung-hsiang 張永祥.

When The East Meets the West: Taiwan Film in Retrospect

The panel was moderated by Dominic Cheung (USC). Panel presenters included, in order of their presentations: Michael Berry (UC Santa Barbara), James Wicks, Brian Bernards (USC), and Akira Lippit (USC).

Prof. Akira Lippit (pictured) concluded the panel with a wonderful commentary on transnational cinema, a theme that connected the presentations by Michael Berry, James Wicks, and Brian Bernards.

 Award-winning actor Gui Ya-lei 歸亞蕾 attended the event

Taiwan scriptwriter extraordinaire Chang Yung-hsiang 張永祥