Over the next few days, Pride5 events will be helmed by Pride5’s film festival subsidiary. SIFF will be getting in full swing with approximately four films per day, screening on over thirty screens all across shanghai. By the end of the week, eyeballs all over Shanghai will be square and boxy like Volvos.
Pick a SIFF Film. Watch. Recommendation? Find a film you like for yourself. The website is just about as painful to use as chalk on a Styrofoam board. If you’ve not pre-ordered tickets then don’t be too choosy, or be prepared for a one hour pilgrimage to Jiading Cinema.
Early birds should check out APM’s charity sale at their new warehouse, where you will find new and second hand knick-knacks.
Two Pride5 films that sound interesting to watch this week are, ‘We Are Tomboys’ and ‘The Language of Love’. As far as this author can tell, the former film juxtaposes and interlinks the lives of four tomboys who are each looking for their other half. ‘The Language of Love’ is about a young boy who has found his heart’s desire but struggles to woo him with his words.
Local Jazz band, Quentin Paquignon Quartet will be performing a CD release concert at their joint, JZ Club. These guys have clocked up some months performing together as a four piece with their more recent additions, a Mauritian pianist and Brazilian drummer who have added their own colours to the music.
Another Pride5 Film Festival suggestion is ‘White Frog’- a film about homophobia in Asian-American communities which tells the story of how a 15 year old autistic boy opened himself up to the world after a tragic and unexpected accident. The subsequent films that evening include, ‘I’m Here’ and ‘Different Path, Same Way’.
Local do-gooder, Mache, will be gracing Muya bar with her witchin’ skillz every Wednesday from now on.
Has the onslaught of creative input has channelled your creative juices into overdrive? How about, rather than watch, listen, mentally consume, you make something instead? Sip ‘n’ Paint, a glorious bi-weekly concept, is a painting session that centres on the consumption of wine while ‘working’ on art.
[Image credit: @raffaella]