Maybe Tomorrow@FreespaceTHE DEMOCRATIC SETFilm Screening

Maybe Tomorrow@Freespace
Maybe Tomorrow@FreespacePhoto credit: Chloeography Project
Choreographed by local dance artist Chloe Wong, Maybe Tomorrow@Freespace is a mobile dance theatre work created specifically for Freespace and the Art Park. The work explores everyday and unusual aspects of life in the city through a cross-disciplinary mix of dance, music, site-specific scenography and the use of reflective spheres.

The 2018 premiere of Maybe Tomorrow was presented and supported by Jockey Club New Arts Power.

Date and Time:
15-16 February 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) 3:30pm
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Venue:
Locations around the Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Fee:
Free admission

 

THE DEMOCRATIC SET
THE DEMOCRATIC SETThis summer, Australia’s Back to Back Theatre and the West Kowloon Theatre team collaborated with a diverse group of Hong Kong artists and residents to create the Hong Kong edition of THE DEMOCRATIC SET – an approximately 10-minute video portrait of the city comprising more than ten short, live performances and screen-based video portraits. Join us at the Art Park and Freespace to find out more.

Since 2008, Back to Back Theatre have toured Australia and the world, working with local people to create unique iterations of this intriguing video portrait in which invited groups and individuals enter a custom-made set – a neutral box-like room with doors – and “speak” on behalf of themselves and their community. Part confessional, part performance, part soapbox, THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a residency model for creating short films and performances, to explore the belief that all people are, in principle, equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities. The result is a dream-like sequence of raw “performances” that boldly illustrate our differences and our commonalities.

“What do you do with difference, in regard to equality? Ignore it, mark it, suppress it, smooth over it?” ── Bruce Gladwin, Artistic Director Back to Back Theatre

“Occasionally [THE DEMOCRATIC SET is] like a dream sequence in a David Lynch film, disturbing, unstoppable. Sometimes it reeks of loneliness … But mostly it’s full of hope and laughter, a feeling very much helped by the wide demographic of its contributors.” ── Realtime Magazine

Date and Time:
15 February 2020 (Saturday) 6:20pm
16 February 2020 (Sunday) 7:20pm
Approximately 10 minutes

Venue:
Great Lawn, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language:
Presented in Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission

 

Film Screening
Another WorldA Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark AnimationGhost in the Shell

Another World
Tommy Ng Kai-chung|2019|14 min|Hong Kong
Category: IIA (Not suitable for children)
Another WorldIn the realm of the netherworld, ghosts are tasked with leading spirits to the path of rebirth. But when Little Ghost meets a young girl desperate to find her lost brother, his task becomes less clear. Tommy Ng’s acclaimed short film takes a dark and magical look at death and a world of impermanence and illusion, where nothing is set in stone and everything is possible.

Date and Time:
15 February 2020 (Saturday) 6:30pm

Venue:
Great Lawn, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language:
Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Fee:
Free admission. No registration required.

Accessibility Services:
Chinese and English open captions and live Cantonese audio description available

 

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation
Andrew Chen|1997|83 min|Hong Kong
Category: I
A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark AnimationWhen the wandering tax collector Ning falls in love with an enchanting ghost, he quickly finds himself embroiled in a star-crossed battle between good and evil. This award-winning spin-off on Hark’s live-action films of the same name is a supernatural tale of mortals, demons, ghosts and love. Visually wild and fast-paced, the film blends Hark’s familiar iconoclastic storytelling with a mix of traditional and CGI graphics, and a large dash of Hong Kong humour.

Date and Time:
15 February 2020 (Saturday) 6:45pm

Venue:
Great Lawn, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language:
Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Fee:
Free admission. No registration required.

Accessibility Services:
Chinese and English open captions and live Cantonese audio description available

 

Ghost in the Shell
Mamoru Oshii|1995|83 min|Japan & United Kingdom
Category: IIB (Not suitable for young persons and children)
Ghost in the ShellHot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”, an AI cyberhacker able to infiltrate human hosts and robotic bodies, cybernetic agent Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations embark on a high-tech race against time. Set in a dystopian future where humans and cyborgs co-exist in a Blade Runner-esque megalopolis, Mamoru Oshii’s eerily prescient sci-fi classic merges traditional hand-drawn animation and CGI graphics with a cyberpunk exploration of belonging and identity. A film that challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation at the time of its release.

Date and Time:
16 February 2020 (Sunday) 7:30pm

Venue:
Great Lawn, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language:
Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles

Fee:
Free admission. No registration required.

Accessibility Services:
Live Cantonese audio description available