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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

08.04.21

This month, Asian Film Archive turns to Indian cinema. They share about films that address issues of land, labour and human rights through poetry, music and humour — all screening as part of their latest programme, Reframe: A Time to Resist. ⁠

 

About Asian Film Archive

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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.

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SAY REEL BY NSFTV

30.03.21

Not Safe For TV tells the Singaporean stories you wouldn’t normally see. Say Reel is a segment featuring a lovingly curated selection of tales by the NSFTV team.⁠

Last year, NSFTV asked their followers to share with them a conversation that they wished to relive or rewrite.⁠

Long Story Short is an original series inspired by these moments and stories. From mistaken identities to wedding mishaps, watch these stories unfold below.


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Not Safe For TV is an online visual magazine for experimental video content, provoking deeper thought and conversation through the exploration of urban social issues in Southeast Asia.

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BEHOLD!

30.03.2021

Before Perfect Blue was unleashed to audiences in 1997, no other film — animated or live-action — blurred the lines between fantasy and reality in contemporary Japan so vividly.⁠

The classic thriller by Satoshi Kon gets discussed in this week’s BEHOLD!, along with the recursive meta writing of Adaptation, the emotional exploitation of the acting process in Madeline’s Madeline, and the deconstruction of ego in Birdman.⁠


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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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BEHOLD!

16.03.2021

This episode of BEHOLD! dives into their favourite documentary comedies — the shows that find uncomfortable humour and profound insight into human nature. ⁠

Featured are the outlandish business ideas of Nathan For You, the mundane yet poignant advice of How To With John Wilson, and the sleight-of-hand social experimentation of Magic For Humans.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

11.03.21

Now that it is underway, hear from the Asian Film Archive team themselves about putting together Retrospective: Wong Kar Wai. Coming Attractions hosts Viknesh and Kay Wee talk about the significance of his films and why it was finally time for a proper showcase in Singapore.⁠

The Knuckles & Notch team also discuss the series of commissioned artworks made for the occasion — featuring the work of artists Shian, Ella Zheng, Nao Tokunaga, and Tan Szeyan — detailing the design influences that tie into the filmmaker’s work.

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About Asian Film Archive

Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.

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BEHOLD!

25.02.2021

The Genre Equality duo takes a look back at the irrepressible romance of his 2000 film In The Mood For Love, along with other Chinese-language classics like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the more recent The Farewell.


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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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SAY REEL BY NSFTV

23.02.21

Not Safe For TV tells the Singaporean stories you wouldn’t normally see. Say Reel is a segment featuring a lovingly curated selection of tales by the NSFTV team.⁠

MONDAY NIGHT is NSFTV’s latest original series. Four petty crime offenders. Eight counselling sessions. One shot at redemption.

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Not Safe For TV is an online visual magazine for experimental video content, provoking deeper thought and conversation through the exploration of urban social issues in Southeast Asia.

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BEHOLD!

18.02.2021

Heartbreaking amnesia, a classic love triangle, a developing relationship in snapshots, and a rom-com informed by real-life tragedy — it’s all covered in this episode of BEHOLD!.

The Genre Equality duo takes a look at the silver-screen romance that’s captured our hearts and locked our minds into limerent oblivion.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

16.02.21

Before establishing himself as a global force, Jia Zhangke made Xiao Wu in 1997. Produced on a shoestring budget, guerilla-style, and packed with a cast of non-professional actors, the film is now a milestone in Asian cinema. ⁠ ⁠

Xiao Wu is screening at Asian Film Archive along with Nasir, a stirring drama from India. AFA’s Viknesh and Kay Wee talk about these films, along with insightful artist conversations from their ongoing State of Motion programme.⁠

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About Asian Film Archive

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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.

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BEHOLD!

29.01.2021

The Genre Equality duo continue their 2020 rundown in this episode of BEHOLD!, where they pick out some of the shows of the year that fell under the radar.⁠

One of their picks is Netflix’s Feel Good, the new drama series by stand-up comedian Mae Martin, a nuanced look at a new relationship’s joys and pitfalls.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.