TNLI Listing of Weekend Events (10/21-23)

TNLI Listing of Weekend Events (10/21-23)
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What's on and hot this weekend in Taiwan.

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Movies

■ Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (神隱任務:永不回頭) / Action, Thriller / PG-6 / Trailer

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is returning to the headquarters of his old military unit. Upon his arrival, Reacher learns that Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who has been working with him solving cases, has been accused of espionage, and Reacher has to uncover the truth behind a government conspiracy to clear both their names.

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is directed by Edward Zwick. A sequel to the 2012 film “Jack Reacher,” the film stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh and Holt McCallany.

■ Your Name (你的名字) / Japanese Animation, Science Fiction, Fantasy / G / Trailer

Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school student in the rural countryside of Japan. Taki Tachibana is a teenager living in Tokyo. As a comet approaches Earth, their dreams and lives start getting entangled. One day Mitsuha wakes up as Taki, and Taki wakes up as Mitsuha, and they embark on a journey to find each other.

The film is written and directed by Makoto Shinkai (新海誠). Japanese rock band RADWIMPS composed the music for the film.

■ 3rd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (第三屆台灣國際酷兒影展) / Film Festival / Oct. 22-30 / Website

The Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) is the first LGBT film festival in Taiwan and is seeing its third year since 2014. Believing that the power of films and media can help more people understand the LGBT community, TIQFF aims to establish themselves as the prominent LGBT film festival in Asia.

Festival events include Global Queer Film Programming, Panel Discussions, Meet the Filmmaker, Queer Film Workshop and Taiwan Queer Shorts Award. TIQFF will also hold the first Queermosa Awards, an awards ceremony that brings together people from journalism, print, TV, film and business to raise awareness of LGBT issues.

Music

2016 Music Festival @ Taiwan (2016世界音樂節@台灣) / Oct. 21-23 / Dajia Riverside Park (大佳河濱公園)

Music and the smell of grass lazily blending together on an autumn afternoon by the riverbank – this is what the 2016 Music Festival @ Taiwan (WMF @ Taiwan) is picturing.

Stages of all sizes as well as lectures, workshops and a bazaar of over 100 booths encourage people to enjoy the ambience of fall afternoons with friends and family.

Julia Fischer Violin Recital (茱莉亞.費雪小提琴獨奏會) / Oct. 25 / National Concert Hall, Taipei (台北國家音樂廳)

Julia Fischer is a violinist and pianist who became a soloist at the age of 11. Best known for her “bright, attenuated sound, vibrantly expressive but never overbearing,” as reported by Gramaphone, she is now a prominent violinist and has worked with the world’s most celebrated orchestras and conductors.

The concert is a long-awaited Taiwan début for Fischer, with a program including Brahms’ last three violin sonatas.

Exhibitions

Deep Forest | Uehara Hiroko Solo Exhibition (森.Deep Forest|上原浩子 個展) / Oct. 1-30 / Aki Gallery (也趣藝廊)

Japanese artist Hiroko Uehara’s transcendent clay and stone sculptures combining human and plants is now on display at Aki Gallery. The exhibition, “Deep Forest,” was inspired by the ancient Japanese belief in animism in which plants and animals have spirits.

Coming Into Fashion: VOGUE Photography Exhibition (預見:Coming into Fashion, VOGUE跨世紀時尚攝影展) / Sept. 15 - Nov. 27 / Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914文化創意產業園區)

“Coming into Fashion” is a photography exhibition held by VOGUE TAIWAN in celebration of its twentieth year. Photos, as well as manuscripts and documents, that have been published in VOGUE over more than two decades are on display.

Theater

Roméo & Juliette, les enfants de Vérone (羅密歐與茱麗葉經典法文音樂劇2016) / Oct. 21-30 / National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館)

“Roméo & Juliette, les enfants de Vérone” is a French musical based on William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet," with music and lyrics by Gérard Presgurvic. It premiered in Paris in 2001 and has since been performed in 17 cities all over the world. After a 10-year wait, the musical is coming to Taiwan again, bringing the audience into the world of the Shakespeare classic.

First Editor: Olivia Yang
Second Editor: J. Michael Cole