Saturday, December 10, 2005

影評:《面子》不錯看

《面子》中顛覆的地方非常多。十多年前的《喜宴》這麼好看,但是喜愛之餘,總是帶著罪惡感和不安,因為《喜宴》到最後,還是以維護傳統家庭價值的保守態度喜劇收場。《面子》和《喜宴》面對的問題相同,都是(老掉牙的)世代、文化差異衝突;但《面子》卻是激進的。片中的媽媽搞未婚懷孕,女兒則是女同志,對中國傳統而言都是離經叛道的。


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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

[新聞] 華裔美籍楊雅慧以面子入圍金馬獎最佳女主角

(中央社記者黃慧敏台北十八日電)華裔美籍影星楊雅慧(Michelle Krusiec)以電影「面子」(SavingFace)入圍第四十二屆金馬獎最佳女主角。電影公司原為她報名女配角,但評審認為她的演技可圈可點,主動將她改為角逐女主角,最後入圍最佳女主角。

楊雅慧在片中飾演陳沖的女兒,金馬評審團主席陳耀圻說,楊雅慧在片中將一個女兒與母親間的衝突詮釋得十分有說服力,表現可圈可點。

台灣觀眾對楊雅慧並不熟悉,連金馬獎入圍名單也只有她的英文名字。據博偉電影公司表示,楊雅慧一九七四年出生,畢業於維吉尼亞理工學院英文系,並曾在牛津大學讀書,隨後主持兩季探索頻道旅遊節目「世界嘉年華」。

楊雅慧在退出「世界嘉年華」主持群後,很快就成為美國國家廣播電視網NBC週六晨間影集「One World」的固定班底,之後還參加「Cold Case」、「失蹤現場」、「神經妙探」和「急診室的春天」、「老公不出牆」等電視影集演出。

她演出的電影有「美麗蹺家人」、「奶爸安親班」、「一不住二不休」、「魔咒」等。

楊雅慧也是一位劇場演員,她主演的「台灣製造」獨角戲在HBO美國喜劇藝術節演出時大受歡迎,並被譽為藝術節十大表演藝人,受到「綜藝」及「好萊塢報導」雜誌好評。

「台灣製造」將在紐約首映,並將被改編成電影作品,她同時是加州威尼斯A公寓劇團的成員。

「面子」是一部愛情喜劇片,故事描述一位女兒,試圖了解她母親的內心,最後也對自己有更深的了解。這是一個關於壓抑的愛、現代與傳統的衝突,以及兩個女人忠於自我、追求快樂的感人故事,將於十一月二十五日在台上映。

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Saving Face DVD Release: Oct 18

Saving Face will be availabe on DVD on Oct. 18!

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Saving Face, Episode VII: This that and the other thing

Message from Alice.....

From: Alice Wu
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 4:00 PM
Subject: Saving Face, Episode VII: This that and the other thing

Hi there.

I so desperately want to have something sparkly or fun to report, but really, this was just a nice relaxing week. I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend celebrating independence of any sort.

As always,

alice

p.s. The film is starting to close in some markets (it might be closing soon in New York City, San Francisco, etc) so if you know of anyone who wants to see it, now would be the time. Thanks again for your vigilance!

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Which Theater Is Playing Saving Face In This Week?

Click here to see the most update and complete list of the current theaters that are playing Saving Face.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy this great film!


As of July 1:


CAMELVIEW PLAZA 5SCOTTSDALEAZ
SHATTUCK 8BERKELEYCA
EDW PARK PLACE TENIRVINECA
UA MARKETPLACE MOVIES 6LONG BEACHCA
OSIO PLAZA THEATREMONTEREYCA
CINEMAS PALME D'ORPALM DESERTCA
THE CAMELOT THEATRESPALM SPRINGSCA
ONE COLORADO CINEMASPASADENACA
UA STONESTOWN TWINSAN FRANCISCOCA
UA GALAXY FOURSAN FRANCISCOCA
CENTURY 25 TWINSAN JOSECA
CAMERA STADIUM 12SAN JOSECA
PLAZA DE ORO TWINSANTA BARBARACA
NICKELODEON FOURSANTA CRUZCA
RIALTO LAKESIDE CINEMASSANTA ROSACA
CHEZ ARTISTE (U HILLS 3)DENVERCO
BETHEL CINEMA FOURBETHELCT
CINEMA CITY FOURHARTFORDCT
CRITERION CINEMASNEW HAVENCT
DUPONT 5WASHINGTONDC
SHADOWOOD SQUARE 16BOCA RATONFL
ENZIANMAITLANDFL
SOUTH BEACH 18MIAMI BEACHFL
SUNRISE 11SUNRISEFL
HYDE PARK THEATRETAMPAFL
UA TARA CINEMA 4ATLANTAGA
HARVARD SQ. 5 CINEMACAMBRIDGEMA
BETHESDA ROW CINEMABETHESDAMD
RAILROAD SQUARE CINEMAWATERVILLEME
MAIN ART THEATRE 3ROYAL OAKMI
EDINA CINEMA 4EDINAMN
PLAZA FRONTENAC CINEMA 6FRONTENACMO
MONTGOMERY CINEMAS 6Belle MeadeNJ
CINEPLAZANORTH BERGENNJ
CEDAR LANE CINEMASTEANECKNJ
RITZ SIXTEENVOORHEESNJ
CCA CINEMATHEQUESANTA FENM
MID ISLAND 3BETHPAGENY
CINEMA 100 QUADGREENBURGHNY
MALVERNE CINEMA 4MALVERNENY
CHELSEA CINEMAS 9New YorkNY
VILLAGE EAST CINEMA 7NEW YORKNY
ROSLYN TRIOROSLYNNY
ESQUIRE 6CINCINNATIOH
CEDAR-LEE CINEMA 6CLEVELAND HEIGHTSOH
FOX 10 THEATREPORTLANDOR
RITZ AT THE BOURSE 5PHILADELPHIAPA
ARBOR CINEMAS @ GREAT HILLSAUSTINTX
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFEDALLASTX
RIVER OAKS THEATRE 3HOUSTONTX
SHIRLINGTON 7 THEATRESARLINGTONVA
CINEMA ARTS THEATRE 6FAIRFAXVA
METRO TEN CINEMASSEATTLEWA


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Temptative Opening Date

Click here for the most updated opening date in different cities!


As of June 24

Opens on 7/7:

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO (CA)


  • Opens on 7/8:

  • ANCHORAGE (AK)
  • LITTLE ROCK (AR)
  • SACRAMENTO (CA)
  • BONITA SPRINGS (FL)
  • FT MYERS (FL)
  • KEY WEST (FL)
  • NEW ORLEANS (LA)
  • ANN ARBOR (MI)
  • MISSOULA (MT)
  • LAS VEGAS (NV)
  • RENO (NV)
  • CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (OH)
  • COLUMBUS (OH)
  • EUGENE (OR)
  • BALA CYNWYD (PA)
  • NASHVILLE (TN)
  • SAN ANTONIO (TX)
  • SALT LAKE CITY (UT)
  • MILWAUKEE (WI)



  • Opens on 7/12:

  • NAPLES (FL)


  • Opens on 7/22:

  • BIRMINGHAM(HOOVER)(AL)
  • FT WAYNE (IN)
  • WICHITA (KS)
  • BATON ROUGE (LA)
  • NORTH FALMOUTH (MA)
  • PROVIDENCE (RI)
  • KNOXVILLE (TN)
  • FT. WORTH (TX)


  • Opens on 7/29:

  • NEWBURYPORT (MA)


  • Opens on 8/3:

  • PORTLAND (ME)


  • Open on 8/5:

  • DAYTON (OH)


  • Opens on 8/11:

  • DURHAM (NC)


  • Opens on 8/14:

  • NEVADA CITY (CA)


    Opens on 8/15:

  • WESTHAMPTON (NY)


  • Opens on 8/16:

  • WILKES BARRE (PA)


  • Opens on 8/26:

  • CHAPEL HILL (NC)
  • RALEIGH (NC)
  • BETHLEHEM (NH)


  • Opens on 9/2:

  • DAYTONA BEACH (FL)
  • GAINESVILLE (FL)



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    Friday, June 24, 2005

    Alice on The Laura Flanders Show tomorrow

    We just heard that Alice will go on The Laura Flanders Show on Air America Radio tomorrow eve (Sat., June 25th). You might be interested in catching the show.


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    SAVING FACE opens in more cities

    Happy Pride!

    Saving Face is still going strong. It is now in 44 theaters around the country, targeting to break $500,000 this weekend. Week #4 box office total increased 23% from week #3. It is striving upward.

    Be sure to tell friends and relatives in the following cities about the film's opening date. (Please double-check your local listings for changes.) And don't forget the film is still playing in many cities, do tell everyone you meet! We are making history, one person at a time!

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    Friday, June 17, 2005

    Updates on theaters

    Current theaters for Saving Face are in: (as of Jun. 17)


    NEW YORK
    • Angelika
    • AMC Empire 25 (on 42nd Street)
    • Chelsea Cinemas (NEW)
    • Brroklyn Heights Cinema (in Brooklyn) (NEW)
    • Cinemart 5 (Forest Heill) (NEW)

    OUTSIDE NYC
    • Manhassett Triplex (Manhassett)) (NEW)
    • Malverne Cinema (Malverne) (NEW)
    • Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington) (NEW)
    • Cinema 100 Quad (Greenburgh) (NEW)

    SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA
    • UA Stonestown Twin (San Francisco)
    • Piedmont Theatre (Oakland)
    • CineArts@Pleasant Hill (Formerly Century 5 Pleasant Hill)
    • Embarcadero Center Cinema (San Francisco)
    • Albany (Albany)
    • Marin (Sausalito)
    • Century 25 (San Jose)
    • Century Cinema 16 (Mountain View)
    • Los Gatos Twin (Los Gatos)

    FLORIDA
    • South Beach (Miami Beach) (NEW)
    • Gateway (Ft Lauderdale) (NEW)
    • Shadowood Square (Boca Raton) (NEW)

    • NOTE: It will open in Orlando (Maitland/Enzian theater), Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, Key West, Naples, Daytona, Gainseville etc in following weeks.

    TEXAS
    • Angelika (Dallas) (NEW)
    • River Oaks (Houston) (NEW)

    • Note: Austin and San Antonio to follow.

    CONNECTICUT
    • Criterion (New Heaven) (NEW)
    • Garden Cinema (Norwalk) (NEW)

    NEW JERSEY
    • Garden Twin (Princeton) (NEW)
    • Chairidge sixplex (Montclair) (NEW)
    • Red Bank Arts (Red Back) (NEW)
    • Montgomery (Belle Meade) (NEW)

    BOSTON
    • Harvard Square
    • West Newton(Newton)

    SEATTLE
    • Harvard Exit (Seattle)

    Los Angeles
    • Laemmle Town Center 5(Encino)
    • Mann Rancho Niguel (Laguna Niguel)
    • Century Stadium Promenade 25 (Orange)
    • Century Downtown 10 (Ventura)
    • Landmark Westside Pavilion (Los Angeles)
    • Regent Showcase (Los Angeles) (NEW)
    • Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena)
    • Edwards University Town Center 6 (Irvine)

    OTHER CALIFORNIA
    • Riviera (Santa Barbara) (NEW)
    • Rialto Lakeside (Santa rosa) (NEW)
    • The Camelot (Palm Springs) (NEW)
    • Cinemas Palme D'Or (Palm Desert) (NEW)

    Check showtimes near you at Movies.com.

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    Thursday, June 09, 2005

    Theaters for June 10

    SAVING FACE stays in the same theaters in New York and San Diego, adds a few in the San Francisco, Bay Area and LA, and opens in SEATTLE, CHICAGO and BOSTON. Please double-check your local listings for last minute changes.

    BOSTON

    CHICAGO
    SEATTLE
    San Francisco / Bay Area

    San Diego

    Los Angeles

    New York:


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    Never underestimate the power of the Chinese Mother Network

    [This is from Alice.]

    Last night, I took five of my mom's closest friends to dinner to thank them for their incredible support. These women have rallied friends, co-workers, children ("So-and-so's daughter has made a film, and you are going to see it! Study for finals later.") and slathered the Bay Area in posters. At one point, my Auntie Janet asked how the film was doing. "Really well," I said, "We had a second strong weekend at the box office and we're opening in more cities." She nodded sagely: "Never underestimate the power of the Chinese Mother Network."

    How true that is.

    Thanks to everyone for your support! The filmmaker in me hearts the Chinese mother in all of you.

    Alice





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    Monday, June 06, 2005

    LA LA CONTEST announcement

    Thank all participants. We have a winner here. A. G. of New York has sent in 26 ticket stubs and won a coffee break with Lynn on the Institute for Tongzhi Studies. Congratulations!


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