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Local Short Films to Make Debut at The National Arts Council's Silver Arts Programme!

By InCinemas  /  05 Sep 2014 (Friday)
The annual event for the silver community is back, featuring inter-generational projects, local & international artists and a new film showcase by Sun Koh, Ng Xi Jie, Royston Tan and more!

As part of the National Arts Council's Silver Arts Programme, the Silver Films segment will feature local short films that explore and engage with seniors. 2 films will make their debut this weekend. Find out more after the jump!

Silver Films
Date: 7 Sept - 20 Sept 2014
Admission: FREE (pre-registration required)

(Register HERE!)

7 Sept, Sun: 4.30pm - 6pm (Golden Village Vivocity)

10 Sept, Wed: 11am - 12.30pm (Golden Village Plaza Singapura)

13 Sept, Sat: 7.30pm - 9pm (Zhenghua Community Club)

20 Sept, Sat: 7.30pm – 9pm (Toa Payoh Amphitheatre)

A new component in this year’s line-up is Silver Films, which features five local short films that are inspired from seniors’ life stories. Two newly commissioned Singapore short films will be making their debut, alongside three films by local filmmakers.

1) The Secret Passion of Mdm Tan Ah Lian - by Sun Koh
Mandarin with dialects and English with English Subtitles

Mdm Tan is 61 and still not retired.  Her husband Teck wants her to retire but Mdm Tan has been living a secret life for over a year. As her secret gets aired in public, Mdm Tan needs to decide whether to let Teck in on it.  Will he be able to accept the woman that she has become and the woman that she aspires to be?

2) I Am A Beautiful Beach Whale By The Straits - by Ng Xi Jie
Mandarin & Hokkien with English Subtitles

This experimental documentary looks intimately at the everyday lives of two elderly women. Through their stream of reflections and conversations, blended with meditative images of an elderly lady at a beach, we learn about their experiences of being female and growing old.

Other Short Films - Popiah by Royston Tan, Lost Sole by Sanif Olek and Swimming Lesson by Kat Goh.

[About the Silver Arts Programme]
The Silver Arts programme returns for its third edition with a bumper crop of 45 activities, workshops, exhibits and performances for seniors to showcase their creative potential and enjoy the arts with their friends and families. Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Silver Arts is held over four weekends from 6 to 28 September 2014. Featuring arts projects by seniors that are co-created with the artistic community, this year’s extended programme line-up offers culturally-engaging experiences for everyone. From short films, a nostalgia-filled concert play, traditional arts workshops to craft activities, our seniors can pick up new skills and transfer their treasure trove of experiences into the arts.

(Click here to download the Silver Arts brochure!)
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