Taiwanese Film Festival

Taiwanese Film Festival

2012 The Third Annual Tour of Asia

Part I

Taiwanese Film, Literature, and Cultural Festival: Meet the Author and the Director


The Ann and Leo Moskovitz Theater (the DeNaples Center 401)
The University of Scranton, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
Tel: 570.941.7400 Web: www.scranton.edu


All films have English subtitles.  The programs are free and open to the public.

Film Fest

October 1 at 5:30PM:

The Moon Also Rises - Followed by Q&A with Author Ang Li

The Moon Also Risesbased on the novel “The Lotus in the Western Paradise,” is a movie about mother-daughter relation and the tension between different kinds of love. The screening will be followed by a discussion with prize-winning author, Ms./Prof. Ang LI, on whose short story the film is based.

Opening Night Reception to follow at the 4th floor of the DeNaples Center (Room 405) after the Screening and the Discussion


Cha Tian Mtn

October 2 at 5:30PM:

 The Song of Cha-Tian Mountain - Followed by Q&A with director Yu-shan Huang

The Song of Cha-Tian Mountain, based on Chung Chao-cheng’s novel Taiwanese Trilogy, depicts Taiwan’s struggles under colonialism during the first half of the 20th century.  The film is a tribute to how, amid large historical currents, ordinary people survive and persevere in their ideals.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Ms./Prof. Yu-shan HUANG, one of Taiwan’s leading film directors.

Co-presented by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture—Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York and the University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Program in collaboration with the Schemel Forum and Women’s Studies.  The cultural programming is made possible by the generous support or funding from the above offices and programs.