MOCAFILMS: My Way
2 Apr 2015
7:00PM - 8:30PM
|Where||Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
|Cost||FREE and open to the public|
In Hong Kong, two young men have chosen Cantonese Opera as their profession. Without the support of family, the industry or the society, the only thing to keep the two men going is their passions.
This is a story about male Dan (male performer playing female lead) in Cantonese Opera; a documentary seven years in the making about a marginalized art form. Please join MOCA for a special screening of this colorful, musical and moving film that offers a unique and highly personal look at perseverance in the face of a changing society. Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Cheuk Cheung.
About the Filmmaker
Cheuk Cheung was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the School of Film and TV of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in directing. After graduation, he worked for both Hong Kong and international productions in directing department, eg. Lust Caution (2007), claustrophobia (2008). In 2009, Cheuk was selected to participate in the very first Golden Horse Film Academy of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. The short film Boyfriend of Xiaozhen which produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, were co-directed by him and other young Chinese filmmakers and it was screened at the Festival. My Way, Cheuk’s latest and first feature length documentary, was commissioned by CNEX Foundation. It was theatrical released in Hong Kong in late 2012. The work was selected by several festivals and screened in London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou; it received the nomination of Best New Director in the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards. Cheuk is the winner of Award for Young Artist (Film) in Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013. Now, Cheuk is working on his second documentary about traditional Chinese theatre practitioners, which is commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
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