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5 movies to watch at Light to Night Festival: Colour Sensations

By Edric  /  16 Jan 2018 (Tuesday)

Join in the fun at Light to Night Festival: Colour Sensations with five movie screenings at the Asian Civilisation Museum starting on Friday 19 January till Saturday 27 January.

The Light to Night Festival: Colour Sensations is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Over two weeks (19–28 Jan 2018), this second edition explores the sensation of colour through the visual, literary and performing art forms, and transforms major cultural institutions and parks into spectacular works of art.

As one of the precinct partners, Asian Civilisation Museum has come on board to provide unique spaces and showcases for more people to come together and enjoy the heart of the city. Beyond the photo moments and artistic buzz, Asian Civilisation Museum will also be presenting a fun film line-up, catered for families and friends looking to have a movie night out!

The Great Wall
Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

When: 19 January 2018 (Friday) 7:00 PM
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum River Room

Nacho Libre
Ignacio (Jack Black), or Nacho to his friends, works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he grew up. The monastery is home to a host of orphans whom Nacho cares for deeply, but there is not much money to feed them properly. Nacho decides to raise money for the children by moonlighting as a Lucha Libre wrestler with his partner Esqueleto (Héctor Jiménez), but since the church forbids Lucha, Nacho must disguise his identity.

When: 19 January (Friday) & 20 January (Saturday) 9:00 PM
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum River Room

In this visually arresting martial arts epic set in ancient China, an unnamed fighter (Jet Li) is being honored for defeating three of the king's most dangerous enemies. When Nameless recounts his battles with the assassins -- Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) and Moon (Zhang Ziyi) -- the king begins to question some of the details. As Nameless goes on, the king challenges the tales, interjecting his own take on these perhaps suspect version of events.

When: 20 January (Saturday) 7:00 PM
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum River Room

Edward Scissorshands
A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being -- the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast.

When: 26 January (Friday) & 27 January (Saturday) 7:00 PM
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum River Room

Fantastic Mr. Fox 
After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.

When: 26 January (Friday) & 27 January (Saturday) 9:00 PM
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum River Room

Light to Night Festival returns from 19 to 28 January 2018 and looks set to paint Singapore’s Civic District in a dazzling array of colours as it transforms iconic cultural institutions and parks into a creative canvas with spectacular works of art.
In its second edition, the Festival will expand from an anniversary celebration event by National Gallery Singapore in 2016 to become a precinct-wide arts festival spearheaded by the Gallery, together with four other precinct partners – The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade. It is also one of the marquee events of Singapore Art Week.
Themed ‘Colour Sensations’, the Festival will take visitors on a captivating, multi-sensorial journey through the changing colours of the precinct from day to night with the various commissioned works. They can look forward to a vibrant kaleidoscope of public art and activities by artists from Singapore and beyond, including interactive light projections, immersive colourscapes, illusionary play with mirrors, and participatory indoor works and performances that span seven programme zones in the precinct – making it the largest precinct-wide visual, literary and performing arts festival in Singapore.

For more information, please visit www.lighttonight.sg.
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