Tuesday, June 30, 2015
U.S. Premiere | Q&A with Yee Chih-Yen
Preceded by a reception in the Furman Gallery at 6:15pm celebrating Taiwanese film, open to all ticket holders, with free food and drinks!
One of the best heist movies you’ll ever see, only this time it’s not about cool professionals pulling off one last job. Instead, Meeting Dr. Sun is a deadpan send-up of the genre about two rival gangs of high-school students desperate to pay their education fees who simultaneously decide to steal a statue of national hero Dr. Sun Yat-sen and sell it for scrap metal. So stone-faced you almost don’t see the comedy coming until it’s too late, this movie mines the absurdity of kids driven to extremes—but what starts as schoolyard slapstick becomes an urgent call for Taiwan’s youth to stand up and fight for their rights..
Presented with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.