Seen and Not Seen: Thai Cinema Today
|When||9 Aug 2013 - 11 Aug 2013|
|Where||Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
August 9 – 11, 2013
Three new films from Thailand mix contemporary issues with traditional beliefs in fascinating, throught-provoking and entertaining ways. This series is co-sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Thai-US diplomatic relations.
36 (Friday, August 9, 7:30pm)
Constructed of just thirty-six shots, this film tells the story of a woman who learns that memories captured with the click of a digital camera can just as easily be lost.
Tang Wong (Sunday, August 11, 1pm)
Four teen boys wish for success at Bangkok’s Luang Poo shrine. When their wishes surprisingly come true, they must give thanks by publicly performing a traditional Thai dance.
Mekong Hotel (Sunday, August 11, 3 pm)
Fiction, documentary, reality, and the supernatural flow together like the Mekong River in this film about love, reincarnation, and Thai folklore.
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