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Forever Fever and 881 @ CSC Outdoor Screenings Aug 27 & 28

What For the month of August, we celebrate our Nation's Birthday and wrap up our series on local movies with two popular musical comedies - Glen Goei's Forever Fever and Royston Tan's 881.
When 27 August 2010 (Friday) - 28 August 2010 (Saturday), 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where China Square Central, Fountain Square
18 Cross Street Singapore 048423
Admission

Free admission for public. This is a rain or shine event. Screenings will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad weather.

 

For the month of August, we celebrate our Nation's Birthday and wrap up our series on local movies with two popular musical comedies - Glen Goei's Forever Fever and Royston Tan's 881.

Admission: FREE
Once again, old school Kacang Puteh snacks will be given away FREE! Limited to only the first 200 packets, so come early to grab your free snacks. This is a rain or shine event. Screenings will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad ...weather.

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August 27 (Fri) 7:30pm
Forever Fever (PG)
1998| Singapore | English, Hokkien
Color 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Director: Glen Goei
Cast: Adrian Pang, Medaline Tan, Pierre Png, Anna Belle Francis

*Director Glen Goei will be making an appearance at the film screening

Disco may be dead, but its spirit lives on in Forever Fever, a nostalgic and charming homage to Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta, and Bruce Lee!

Set during the late seventies, the film follows the life of Hock (Adrian Pang), a down-on-his-luck grocery store employee who longs for nothing more than a brand new Triumph motorcycle. A rabid Bruce Lee fan, Hock decides to go to the theatre to catch a return showing of Fist of Fury.To his total horror, the film has been replaced with Forever Fever (a copyright-friendly substitution for Saturday Night Fever). Although bored by the movie at first, Hock soon finds himself entranced by the smooth dance moves of John Travolta's character. As fate would have it, a popular discothèque is holding a dance competition with a prize of five-thousand dollars, more than enough to pay for Hock's prized motorcycle. There's only one problem: Hock can't dance!


August 28 (Sat) 7:30pm
881 (PG)
2007| Singapore | Mandarin, Hokkien, English, Cantonese
Color 115 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama
Director: Royston Tan
Cast: Mindee Ong, Yeo Yann Yann, Qi Yuwu, Liu Ling Ling

Little Papaya (Mindee Ong) and Big Papaya (Yeo Yann Yann) grow up idolizing Chen Jin Lang, the King of Hokkien Getai, and dream of becoming Getai singers themselves. Their heart wrenching story is related by their introspective but highly sensitive friend and driver, Guan Yin (Qi Yu Wu).
Coached by their seamstress Ling Yi (Liu Ling Ling), the Papaya sisters struggle at first because they have no “feel” in their voices. They appeal to Aunt Ling’s estranged twin sister, the Goddess of Getai, for help. She grants them their wish, but warns them the price will be high, especially if they do not obey the rules of Getai.

"Through this film, I seek to capture the distinctive flavour of Singapore’s Getai, as well as preserve on celluloid some of my favourite songs from the classic Getai repertoire. As a Hokkien boy, I must add that I have a special fondness for the dialect, which I think is an indispensable part of my heritage, and hope young film-goers will hear its beauty in the songs’ lyrics. I also hope you will have as much fun watching this film as I had making it."
- Royston Tan

p.s. After the month of August, the monthly Singapore Film Society/ China Square Central outdoor screenings will be taking a break until further notice due to renovation work at the Fountain Square. Thank you for your support of the series over the past year and we hope to see you at other upcoming SFS screenings and events!