SFS core screening at GV Marina: The Home Song Stories / Arctic Tale (members only)
||Cinema 1: The Home Song Stories (M18 - some sexual scenes) (103 minutes)
Cinema 2: Arctic Tale (PG) (83 minutes)
||19 September 2007 (Wednesday), 9 pm
||Golden Village Marina
Marina Square Shopping Mall
5A Raffles Avenue #03/04-01
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Cinema 1 - THE HOME SONG STORIES
M18 - some sexual scenes (103 minutes)
Based on writer/director Tony Ayres' own life, THE HOME SONG STORIES is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, betrayal and secrets. It is 1964. Tom's mother, Rose Hong (Joan Chen), a beautiful and glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, meets Bill (Steven Vidler), an Australian sailor, and migrates to Victoria with her two children, Tom (Joel Lok) and May (Irene Chen). However, their marriage is short-lived and Rose and her children move to Sydney, where she spends the next seven years working in Chinese restaurants. Rose moves into a new place with a younger lover, Joe (Qi Yuwu). But Joe soon feels the strain of being in a relationship with a middle-aged woman with two children. In fact, he finds that he has more in common with Rose's daughter, May, than with Rose ...
Cinema 2 - ARCTIC TALE
PG (83 minutes)
This heartbreaking documentary puts a face on the sad statistics of global warming--and though it's not a human face, it's the perhaps even more effective face of an adorable polar bear cub, Nanu, along with her mother, her brother, and her natural enemy, the equally heart-melting Seela the walrus. With breathtaking footage of life on the arctic tundra, the directors spin a highly emotional tale of the melting ice caps and the effect of their disappearance on every species in the ecosystem. Narrated by Queen Latifah.