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Oldham Theatre: Everything You Need To Know About Singapore's Newest Film Destination

What audiences can expect to catch at Oldham Theatre in coming months:

May 2019

Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA) 2019: Singular Screens

“Curated by AFA, Singular Screens features an international selection of exceptional new
works celebrating independent and singular films from Singapore and internationally.

Some of the films that will be making their Singapore premieres at Singular Screens include:

• Demons by Daniel Hui, Singapore, 2018 (Busan International Film Festival; Berlinale
Forum)
• The Dead and The Others by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, Brazil and
Portugal, 2018 (Jury Special Prize (Un Certain Regard) – Cannes International Film
Festival)
• Present.Perfect. by Zhu Shengze, USA, Hong Kong, 2019 (Winner of Tiger
Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam)
• Black Mother by Khalik Allah, USA, 2018 (International Film Festival Rotterdam,
Toronto International Film Festival)

Black Mother, 2018

June – July 2019

State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters film screenings

The State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters exhibitions took place in January and February
2019 as part of Singapore Art Week 2019. It investigated the histories and trajectories of
Asian horror and focused on the monsters at the intersections of art, popular culture and
cinema. As an extension from the film history and contemporary art exhibitions presented
this year, AFA will be showcasing a constellation of Asian-based monster films at Oldham
Theatre.

Some titles include:
• Original 1954 Godzilla, restored version premiering in Singapore
Hausu (House, 1977), a Japanese horror comedy cult classic
• Classic Malay horror films from Shaw Malay Productions – Sumpah Orang Minyak
by P Ramlee and Cathay-Keris’ Sumpah Pontianak by B.N Rao
Folklore, the first horror anthology series by HBO Asia, featuring acclaimed directors
from six Asian countries. The screenings of the Folklore series are courtesy of HBO
Asia.

Hausu, 1977

June – July 2019

Reframe: Migratory Times

Migratory Times presents a series of Chinese-language fictional films showing transitional
times in Southeast and East Asia. The settings of the films span the Ming dynasty, the Sino-Japanese war and its aftermath, colonial and postcolonial modernity, revolution and
resistance.

Spring in a Small Town, 1948

Some titles include:
• 小城之春 by Fei Mu (Spring in a Small Town, China, 1948), restored by China Film
Archive and widely regarded as one of the greatest Chinese films ever made.
• 傾城之戀 by Ann Hui (Love in a Fallen City, Hong Kong, 1984) starring Chow Yun Fatt
and Cora Miao.
• 华侨血泪 by Cai Wen-jin (Blood and Tears of Overseas Chinese, Malaya, 1946), restored
by China Film Archive, subtitled by AFA.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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