Still / Loud staff picks: April 2017

Photo courtesy M+, Ambiguously Yours.
Things worth checking out around town over the next two weeks.

Looking for ways to tackle your post-Sonar and Art Basel blues? Here are Still / Loud’s picks of gigs, screenings, exhibitions and other cultural happenings around town over the next two weeks.

Revisiting the New Wave
 March 24 – May 14 – Hong Kong Film Archive

The Hong Kong New Wave was a short movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s that “transformed our cinema”. The Hong Kong Film Archive is now revisiting a few such New Wave classics, including a restored version of The Secret (1979) which now spans 90 minutes. The lineup also includes Jumping Ash (1976), The Extras (1978), The Butterfly Murders (1979).

M+ Screenings: Genderfluid
 April 7 – April 9 – Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei

Held in conjunction with the “Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture” exhibition, the M+ Screenings explore the representations of gender on screen around the world and across generations. Among this week’s screenings include Uterus Man, featuring an anime-style superhero whose outfit resembles a uterus and fallopian tubes, as well as There Are No Others, an extreme slow motion short film celebrating the fluidity of the human body.

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Photo courtesy M+, Ambiguously Yours.

MAD Asia Communities Router
 April 8 – May 6 – To Kwa Wan / Sai Ying Pun

Explore local communities in To Kwa Wan and Sai Ying Pun with comic artists Justin Wong and Tse Sai Pei. The programme includes creative storytelling workshops, community visits, co-creation comic artists. Creative instructors include Uncle Hung, Leung Mee-ping, and Lee Wing-ki Kalen.

‘Close-up on Classics’ Screening in April: If
April 9 – HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Malcolm McDowell, If… (1969) tells the story of rebellious students at a traditional English boarding school. McDowell’s portrayal of the troubled teen in the film caught the attention of Stanley Kubrick who would go on to cast him in A Clockwork Orange. A post-screening discussion will be led by film critic Ka Ming.

Absurd Creation Presents: GAIKA
April 13 – 
Focal Fair, 28/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay

Vocalist and producer GAIKA, who hails from Brixton, mixes grime, dance hall, garage, hip hop and R&B to create an “alien-like” and unique sound. Absurd Creation’s sister group, Absurd Trax, will be supporting the show with its crew of DJs, producers and MCs. Best of all, Absurd Creation assures us that the night will be an “LGBTQ safe space”.

Compiled by Vivian Yeung.