[SCREENING] SGIFF Presents: Moonlight Cinema
October 26 - October 27
This October, SGIFF partners with Gardens by the Bay to host two free outdoor screenings in the lead up to the film festival, as part of our commitment to celebrate storytelling through cinema.
The inaugural Moonlight Cinema series begins with My Girl (USA, 1991) and My Girl (Thailand, 2003) – two coming-of-age films set in the time of childhood with the blossoming of first crushes. The films’ soundtracks have also gained popularity and become part of the cultural fabric of their times.
Before the film screenings, talented dancers from Luminous Dance Academy will perform to the iconic soundtracks of the two films at 8:15pm – 8:30pm on both 26 & 27 Oct.
Howard Zieff | USA | ENGLISH | 102 min
A girl on the brink of young womanhood struggles with changes in her family and herself.
A coming-of-age comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) and newcomer Anna Chlumsky, My Girl is an irresistible story of first love and loss. Chlumsky makes an extraordinary acting debut as Vada Sultenfuss, a precocious 11-year- old tomboy obsessed with death. Dan Aykroyd is her widowed father, the town mortician, and Jamie Lee Curtis is the sexy cosmetician he employs.
Macaulay Culkin, in another endearing performance, is Thomas J., the boy next door who idolizes Vada. Their summer adventures from first kiss to last farewell which introduce Vada to the world of adolescence. The perfect film for parents to share with their children, My Girl is a motion picture to cherish.
Vitcha Gojiew, Songyos Sugmakanan, Nithiwat Tharathorn, Witthaya Thongyooyong, Anusorn Trisirikasem, Komgrit Triwimol | THAILAND | THAI | 110 min
A young man en route to the wedding of his first love reminisces about his childhood in 1980s Thailand.
As the children of rival barbers, Jeab (Charlie Trairat) and Noi-Naa (Focus Jirakul) grow up next to each other in small-town Thailand. After a traumatic accident keeps Jeab from venturing too far from home, he and Noi-Naa occupy themselves playing house with girls from the neighbourhood. As Jeab grows older, he longs for more masculine companionship. He makes friends with a ragtag group of boys who demand he sever his ties with Noi-Naa to join them. Fast forward many years, and now Noi-Naa is getting married…
The debut feature of a group of six Thai filmmakers who met in university, My Girl was the top domestic film at Thailand’s box office in 2003, grossing over 140 million baht. It is regarded as a cult hit, as is its soundtrack, which featured 1980s Thai pop music.
Date:: 26 – 27 October 2018
Time: 9pm – 11pm
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove Lawn
Tickets: Free admission
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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running ﬁlm event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.
Always at the forefront of independent filmmaking, SGIFF continues to be a platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of local and international film buffs.