Spotlight Screenings are one-off events throughout the year that highlight single films, present a small retrospective, or preview upcoming releases. Notable past spotlight programs have included the Taiwan Cinema Spotlight, an annual collaboration with the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Past Spotlight Screenings:
February: Film Consortium, featuring DAZE OF JUSTICE, directed by Mike Siv.
August: BLUE MOON, directed by Ko I-Chen.
June: Taiwan Cinema Spotlight: LGBT Classics, featuring BLUE GATE CROSSING, THE RIVER, BOYS FOR BEAUTY, and DRIFTING FLOWERS
July-August: The Mingei of Japanese Cinema, featuring EQUINOX FLOWER, STILL WALKING, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS, GIANTS AND TOYS, and ORNAMENTAL HAIRPIN
May: Growing Up With Hou Hsiao-hsien, part of the international traveling retrospective “Also Like Life: the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien”
December: TYRUS, directed by Pamela Tom
February: JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS, directed by Stephen Chow
May: King Hu in Taiwan, featuring A TOUCH OF ZEN, DRAGON INN, and THE VALIANT ONES
March: THERMAE ROMAE, directed by Hideki Takeuchi
December: TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, directed by Chang Jung-Chi
February: APART TOGETHER, directed by Wang Quanan
May: THIS IS NOT A FILM, directed by Jafar Panahi
August: LOVE AAJ KAL, directed by Imtiaz Ali
September: GIVE UP TOMORROW, directed by Michael Collins
December: THE THIEVES, directed by Choi Dong-hoon
February: LAST TRAIN HOME, directed by Lixin Fan
August: AMIGO, directed by John Sayles
December: A GOOD HUSBAND, directed by Isao Yukisada