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Celebrate the Nation’s 51st Birthday with 2 Free Local Screenings on National Day!

By Flora  /  29 Jul 2016 (Friday)
Photo Credit: Chuan Pictures

National Museum of Singapore is celebrating Singapore’s 51st birthday with a slew of free activities, including back-to-back screenings of films by local filmmaker Royston Tan! 

Free admission to all galleries, with special craft activities, balloon sculpting displays and reading sessions for the entire family to participate.

From 2.30pm to 4pm, enjoy two of award-winning filmmaker Royston Tan’s films, comprising of Homecoming and The Provision Shop. While entry to the screening is free, do remember to register for seats as it’s on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Royston Tan X2: Film Screening of Homecoming & The Provision Shop
Date: 9 Aug 2016 (Tues)
Time: 2.30pm - 4pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement

(Register for the film screenings here!) 

Featuring eight different stories of past and present Pulau Ubin residents, Homecoming offers a glimpse into the lives of the island's children, conveying both the joy and poignancy in the act of leaving and returning to one’s home. 

The Provision Shop 
Award-winning director Royston Tan uncovers latent tensions and strong bonds within a diverse community in his latest telemovie The Provision Shop (杂货店). Filmed in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information and Tribal Worldwide Singapore, The Provision Shop sheds light on the social interactions and relationships between locals and foreigners in multicultural Singapore. Through four amusing and poignant stories of love and camaraderie, it encourages greater openness, mutual understanding and respect in building a better home for all. 

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