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Open call to all the aspiring writers and film critics out there! We here at Sinema frequently get invites to awesome film events like festivals and screenings, and we’d love to pass on those opportunities to you. As a Sinema contributor, you’d be able to attend those events for free (some of them come with food!) and all we ask of you is a writeup or a review afterwards. With your name on the byline! Contributions would be largely on an event basis, but if you’re an avid cinephile, we’d be happy to post reviews of films you watch on …
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Singapore Film Society presents a special screening of The Kid From The Big Apple (我来自纽约) with an introduction by the film’s director and scripwriter Jess Teong. Synopsis: Sarah, a 12-year girl, was born and raised in New York City. As Sarah’s mother has to relocate to China for a few months on a work assignment, she has no choice but to turn to her estranged father back in Malaysia for help in looking after her daughter for these few months. To a contemporary youngster like Sarah, raised in the Big Apple since birth, Malaysia seems like all her worst nightmares …
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Synopsis: AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a World War in the Middle East. Preview Screening Details: Date: 16 October 2017, Monday Time: 7pm Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido Ticket Redemption Details: …
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In a historic 20th edition of Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), which is organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), several classics and long lost gems of Singapore literature take centre stage in its annual adaptation platform, Utter. The seventh edition of Utter is a special one, celebrating some of the best of Singapore literary output written before 1986 – the year SWF was founded as Writers’ Week – and their potential to be adapted into different media and across languages. This gives everyone the opportunity to experience, appreciate and be inspired by our Singapore authors through film as a medium …
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Singapore’s one and only student-run film festival, Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema (20-29 October 2017) celebrates their 10th anniversary this year with their biggest programme yet—an eclectic international selection of 11 films centering on the theme of Rebels. Whether it is defying social norms or going against institutional systems, the festival presents works from filmmakers who have inspired the world with their daring and unconventional ideas. Opening the festival is Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, a 2017 documentary that follows the courageous journey of Syrian activist group “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”, comprising of …
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Synopsis: In this turbocharged heist comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh, West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) leads his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough) in an elaborate scheme to rob North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway. To help them break into the track’s underground cash-handling system, Jimmy recruits volatile demolition expert Joe Bang. Further complicating the already risky plan, a scheduling mix-up forces the thieves to execute the job during the Coca-Cola 600, the track’s most popular NASCAR event of the year. As they attempt to pull off the ambitious robbery, the …