Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema ‘Taiwan Cinema Online’ from June 8-12, 2020

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CHICAGO – The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago, coming off their popular “Audience Choice Winners Rewind” in May, will present a specially curated “Mini Focus,” June 5th to 12th, 2020, featuring “Taiwan Cinema Online.” All it takes to access the films – a short films program and five features – for FREE is to register at the APUC website on the day the film is schedule to stream. All the films were scheduled for Chicago premieres during the recently cancelled APUC Season Ten.

June 5th-12th, 2020
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Monday, June 8th, is THE SHORTS PROGRAM (click here for details) is all from Taiwan, and features “Tea Land” (illegal migrant workers on a team farm), “Wild Tides” (a village boy seeks approval) and “Towards the Sun” (deportation, scenic landscapes and a road film combined).

Tuesday, June 9th is “Murmur of the Hearts” (click here for details) is three stories told through three characters, that intertwine within the title’s emotion.

Wednesday, June 10th is “The Gangster’s Daughter” (click here for details), about the title character who is sent to stay with her organized crime father.

Friday, June 11th is “Who Killed Cock Robin” (click here for details) is a neo-noir crime thriller, as a journalist unravels mysteries associated with a nine year old hit-and-run accident.

Friday, June 12th is “We Are Champions” (click here for details) focuses on two teen brothers who have nothing but a love of basketball, which is destined to change their fate.

Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema – curated by veteran film programmer Sophia Wong Boccio – is dedicated to highlighting films in different Asian territories … for example in Season Ten it was Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. Most of the screenings are presented at the festival’s primary venue, AMC River East 21 in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, and other select titles are screened at the venues of APUC’s collaborative partners. Season 11 is scheduled for Fall of 2020.

The Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) of Chicago presents June Mini-Focus: Taiwan Cinema Online, through June 12th, 2020. For complete information on APUC, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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