FRAME X FRAME: The Arts House Launches New Film Series to Celebrate Best of Singapore Cinema
Singapore, 18 October 2012 – Singapore cinema gets an extra boost this month with a brand new initiative from The Arts House which will see an expanded platform for rarely screened Singapore films.
Frame x Frame is a quarterly programme that features first-run screenings of new films as well as retrospectives of noted filmmakers. It will kick off its inaugural season this October by spotlighting Wee Li Lin, one of Singapore’s most original and talented writers/directors, with a mini-retrospective. Other talented filmmakers who are making their theatrical debuts include Yong Mun Chee with Where The Road Meets The Sun in November (16-25 Nov) and Lai Weijie and Elizabeth Wijaya with I Have Lovedin December (8-15 Dec).
Says William Phuan, Director, The Arts House: “At the heart of Singapore cinema are many compelling local stories told by talented filmmakers, but few have had the chance to watch them on the big screen. We hope that the made-by-Singapore films showcased in Frame X Frame, some of which were not screened before, would appeal to all film-lovers and thus allow the local film scene to grow and flourish.”
To celebrate the launch of Frame x Frame, the November/December edition of But Is The Book Better?, a regular literary-inspired film programme launched by The Arts House earlier this year, will also zoom in on local films adapted from Singapore books and plays, featuring the likes of Ho Minfong’sSing To The Dawn, Adrian Tan’s The Teenage Textbook and Michael Chiang’s Army Daze. But Is The Book Better? is a monthly film series that seeks to delve into the creative process of print-to-screenadaptation. Previous themes include Dickens 2012, Bad Boys of Lit, Kaidan and POTUS (President of the US).
The audience will get to meet the directors and writers in person during post-show discussions. The directors and writers scheduled to appear include Wee Li Lin, Lai Weijie, Elizabeth Wijaya, Adrian Tan, and Ho Minfong.
Frame x Frame is presented by The Arts House with the support of the Singapore Film Commission. Tickets for the Frame x Frame films could be purchased at www.bytes.sg.
The But Is The Book Better? screenings are free admission. For more information about Frame x Frame, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg/Programmes/RegularSeries/FramexFrame.
About The Arts House at The Old Parliament
Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House since its opening in 2004 has been offering its visitors a broad spectrum of lifestyle options, while at the same time playing an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene. Since 2011, The Arts House has been focusing on the development of Literary Arts, while supporting and presenting programmes and festivals that aim to give a wide and multidisciplinary experience to our audiences. For more information, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg.
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