Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Double Feature Saturday: Baraka & Chronos

In succession to our screening of Koyaanisqatsi last week, we will be showing two more movies with similar themes this Saturday evening, at 8pm. Place: 60 Weld Quay

and here's a map of where's 60 Weld Quay at...

They are:

Baraka (1992)

Runtime ~96minutes

...and Chronos (1985)

Runtime ~40minutes

Admission: FREE

Just like Koyaanisqatsi, the films have no main plot, dialogue, and characters. Being abstract, the viewer can make his or her own interpretation on the movie and the message it entails.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Free screening of Koyaanisqatsi

Penang Film Club will be screening the renown classic Koyanisqatsi film according to the following details :
Date : June 17th (Sunday)
Time : 8.00pm
Venue : D' Space (60 Weld Quay, 4th floor of Wisma Oh)
Intro to the film : the film (1980's make) featured an extended music video which contrast nature and human made citiscapes to produce a dialogue-less condemnation of human civilisation. Excellent music by Philip Glass add to the poignancy of the feature-length piece. Many people had been so charmed that they watch it repeatedly. It is by-itself a prove of the power of imageries over human(made)-languages. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning `Life Out of Balance'.
Free entrance-bring your friends and favourite cinema tit-bits!
Enq. 013-5900339(Ong)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hmm... What shall we screen this Sun?

By: BrightEyes

This Sunday, we're going to screen another movie at 60 Weld Quay (near the ferry terminal). Some of the guys plan on "Baraka". I'm looking to having "Koyaanisqatsi" instead. Both films are similar in concept; they both have no main characters, no dialogue, and no main plot... just a parade of photographs and videos in a musical.

Which of the two shall it be?

Stay tuned...

Friday, June 8, 2007

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka offer free film screenings

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: June 24th
Start: 24 Jun 2007 - 9:30am
End: 24 Jun 2007 - 5:00pm
Dewan Sri Pinang
1) 1:30 ptg – 2:10 ptg "Alice Lives Here" oleh Reel Powers
2) 2:10 ptg – 2:40 ptg "Paradise Bus" oleh Chi Too
3) 2:40 ptg – 3:10 ptg "Twelve 11" oleh Loh Yin San, Ong Ju Lin & Claudia Theophilus
4) 3:10 ptg – 3:40 ptg "The Tapper and the Law" oleh Rajan Paramesran
5) 3:40 ptg – 4:10 ptg "The Invisible Children" oleh Hariati Azizan
6) 4:10 ptg – 4:40 ptg "Sustainable Penang" oleh Cahayasuria Communication Centre
For more info, visit

Clan Jetty film to start shooting in end of June/1st week of July

Clan Jetty film close to shooting!

The shooting of the Penang's Clan jetties film is coming closer with a number of developments :
1. The filming group was awarded a RM5k filming grant from the Freedom Film Fest film proposal competition; We are 1 of the 3 films chosen. The other 2 films are : one of Malaysian history between WW2 & Emergency-by Fahmi; and another on the life of a transgender person by Indra; Ong attended an interview in Kl at KOMAS office as part of the screening process; a panel of 4 judges sat as the jury; a number of otehr submissions were also sent from Penang Film club members -showing a growing interests in film making in Penang -good development !
2. Ong met up with the FFF organisers and the Bigpictures consultants to go through the expectations in terms of timetable; reporting etc etc. A contract would be signed to formalise the undertakings from both sides.
3. A screening of all other related films on the jetties was organised as part of the fortnightly film screening at D' Space. Titles were made from ASTRO; Panorama program by RTM1; film by USm student and Australian academic were studied to look at their strenghts and weaknesses. Chew Jetty's Residents Association Chairman Mr Chew Hock Eam came to gave an encouraging opening to the session.
4. Meeting was held among the film crews -so the almost all-new line up are :
Director : Ong BK
Content Editor: Oswald phin, Xing Ying, Yoke Pin, Johnie Goh
Camera : Oswald phin, Chuin Nian;
DOP : Jia En, Siang Kai & members of Pg Film Club and Pg Graduates Youth Association;
Editor : Jia En, Johnie Goh
Anyone interested to join us as crew or extras, are welcome to call us to sign up in our suppport team ! You can help in all sorts of work eg designing, acting, lighting ...down to helping with transports, catering, running errands etc Afterall the Rm5k grant cannot be hoped to cover all expenses-we will most likely be doing some more fund raising after the budget is finalised. So you may be a valunteer -it will be worth it if you conside rthta this may launch you into an outstanding filming carreer !Enq. 013-5900339
5. Meeting with Johnie Goh: he offered to loan his camera and other gadgets -and also offer us to involved in his filming assingment in KL; Hopefully we can pick up enough to apply in the Clan Jetty film.
6. Currently we are almost finished with the script-and looking forward to shooting in the last week of June or 1st week of July. We need to prepare everything ahead of the shooting planned to take 3-5 days.
Wish us good luck !
Ong BK
Clan Jetties Filming Crew