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The Scene Catch One Of These Film Screenings In Singapore This Weekend Then Grab A Cuppa At Cafe Culture 2019

Catch One Of These Film Screenings In Singapore This Weekend Then Grab A Cuppa At Cafe Culture 2019

Catch One Of These Film Screenings In Singapore This Weekend Then Grab A Cuppa At Cafe Culture 2019
By Amelia Yeo
August 29, 2019
The film industry celebrates one of its busiest weeks in Singapore this weekend, and Cafe Culture 2019 brings together some of the world's best cafes all under one roof

1/5 Malaysian Film Festival

What Back for its third edition in Singapore, this annual film festival is part of a larger programme that aims to forge a better arts exchange with our friends across the border, and showcases the very best of Malaysian cinema with seven lauded films that have garnered great regional attention. Screened at the Arts House this weekend, film buffs can look forward to works by celebrated Malaysian director Adrian Teh, as well as filmmaker Quek Shio Chuan with his piece Guang, that was up for four awards at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival last year. 

When August 29 Till September 1

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Image: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Image: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

2/5 Red Balloon Series: Moonrise and Aurora

What The historic occasion of man's first landing on the moon reaches its 50th anniversary this year. And in line with this year's celebrations of the momentous milestone, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents a marvellous performance that combines the artistic expressions of film and music. Held at the Esplanade Theatre on Friday night, special guest José Salgado—who is well-versed in the fields of photography, science, the visual arts and is coincidentally an astronomer himself—will be presenting two films Moonrise and Aurora Triptych for audiences (especially astronomy lovers) to enjoy. Joining Salgado on stage is Maestro Robin Fountain, who will be at the helm of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra during the evening to create an otherworldly experience for all.

When August 30

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3/5 Asian Restored Classics 2019

What A collection of 11 films that span across the 1950s till 90s will be screened for the first time in Singapore at the annual Asian Restored Classics event—where the best of Asian filmmaking is showcased and celebrated. Hosted by the Asian Film Archive at the newly opened Oldham Theatre in Singapore, expect a series of films that will be making their World, Southeast Asia, Asia, and Singapore debuts, including a post-screening discussion with Indonesian film director Garin Nugroho on his film, Letter to An Angel (1994)

When August 30 till September 20

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4/5 Film Screening at The Projector

What For film buffs in Singapore, The Projector is a familiar venue with a curated selection of film screenings each week. This weekend, film enthusiasts can look forward to a rare screening of 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy—a 54-minute documentary shot by Jason Loo on Operation Spectrum, where 22 individuals were accused of being involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the government in the year 1987. Comprising group interviews with some of these ex-detainees, political exiles, punctuated with archival footage from the time, this captivating film went on to win the Best Southeast Asian Feature at the 2015 Freedom Film Festival, and is definitely one not to be missed.

When September 1

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5/5 Brunch and coffee at Cafe Culture 2019

What Held at the Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Cafe Culture 2019 returns with a stellar line-up of food and beverage options for coffee connoisseurs, as well as for those who actively pursue the #InstagramCafeLife with their impressive flat lays of cafe grub. With cafe pop-ups by Melbourne-based coffee house St. Ali, Bangkok-based coffee pioneer Roots and Tokyo-based coffee roaster Switch Coffee Tokyo among many others, it is definitely the best one-stop destination to get your caffeine fix before (or after) embarking on your theatre hop this weekend.

When Till September 1 

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(Related: Where To Eat In Singapore This Week: Prego, Tangerine, Publico Ristorante, Jinjo, Basque Kitchen by Aitor)


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