Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yasmin Ahmad: A Tribute

Dear friends,

In Memory of Yasmin Ahmad (January 7th, 1958 - July 25th, 2009)

For those who have yet to discover the magic of a Yasmin Ahmad film, here's your chance to do so! There will be a retrospective of ALL her feature films over a period of 4 days in October, so please don't miss these tribute screenings, which I'm sure would make you laugh, warm your heart, and simply charm your socks off you. You'll discover and experience why she's one of my favourite directors of all time!

All proceeds collected from the Yasmin Ahmad Tribute @ Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard will be donated to Pertapis Children's Home.

When: 15-18 October 2009
Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Singapore
Duration: 4 days
Special Guest: Ms. Orked Ahmad (Sister of Yasmin Ahmad)

Thursday: 15th October 2009 (Gala Night)
Time/Title: 7.15pm TALENTIME, 35mm. English & Malay Subtitles

Friday: 16th October 2009
Time/Title: 7.15pm MUKHSIN, 35mm with English Subtitles.
Time/Title: 9.45pm MUALLAF, 35mm with English Subtitles.

Saturday: 17th October 2009
Time/Title: 5.15pm GUBRA, 35mm with English Subtitles
Time/Title: 7.45pm SEPET, 35mm with English Subtitles

Sunday: 18th October 2009
Time/Title: 5.30pm RABUN, digital with English Subtitles.

This may be your last chance to watch all of Yasmin's feature films presented on the big screen in a proper quality cinema. The way she has always wanted you to enjoy her films. Rabun will be a treat as it's rarely shown on the big screen, although the VCD was released, it remains as elusive as ever in trying to obtain a copy.

I wish I could be there, but I'll unfortunately be away, though nonetheless trying to make my way to similar screenings at the Tokyo International Film Festival where her films are also celebrated, given they had consistently made it to TIFF's Asian, and now Asian-Middle Eastern Film Selection, with Sepet winning Best Asian Film, and Muallaf garnering a Special Mention award last year.

Advance ticket sales available at all Cathay Cineplexes box office in Singapore and http://tickets.cathay.com.sg from Thursday, 24 September 2009. Details for the Tribute can be found here

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