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Free outdoor screenings - Taiwanese films Jump Boys and Kung Fu Dunk

What Free screenings of acclaimed Taiwanese documentary Jump Boys, directed by Lin Yu-Hsien, and the commercially successful Kung Fu Dunk, starring Jay Chou. Both films are around the theme of sports - namely gymnastics and basketball.
When 30 October 2009 (Friday) - 31 October 2009 (Saturday), 7pm
Where China Square Central 18 Cross Street, Fountain Square area; How to get here Chinatown MRT Exit E or take bus 61, 80, 145, 166, 197
Admission

Free admission! Come early for the free Candy Floss or Popcorn. No seats are provided, but you may bring your own mats, cushions or poncho.

 

30 Oct 09 (Fri), Screening of Jump! Boys  翻滚吧!男孩

Director: Lin Yu-Hsien | Taiwan | 2004 | 85 mins | Documentary | In Mandarin with English subtitles | Rated PG

Seven boys, come from different families. They have entirely different individuality and temperament. The only common spot they have is “Gymnastics”. After School, they choose not to play video games, not to eat McDonald but run directly to the gymnastics training field. No matter how hard the gymnastics is, they practice with tears, they anger, and they tumble. They still keep on practicing. Are these kids going mad?

 

31 Oct 09 (Sat), Screening of Kung Fu Dunk!  功夫灌篮

Director: Chu Yen-Ping | Taiwan | 2008 | 98 mins | Comedy, Action | In Mandarin with English subtitles | Rated PG

Cast: Jay Chou, Charlene ChoiEric Tsang

Synopsis

The film revolves around an orphaned boy who grew up in a kung fu university and becomes a talented basketball player. The youngster, Fang Shi Jie (Jay Chou) grew up at the Kung-Fu School. He practiced excellent Kung-Fu and is equipped with good skills. When he is punished by his principal to stay on the streets for one night, he demonstrates his incredible accuracy to a down-and-out hustler, Wang Li. On the pretext of helping him search for his family, Wang Li invites him to play basketball at ‘First University’ as the new star of its basketball team. Meanwhile, Wang Li capitalizes on media interest in Shi-Jie to make money via interviews and news articles…