Thursday, August 28, 2008

Arts Festival on 30 to 31st August

In conjunction with Merdeka Day (Independence Day), the guys below us are hosting an arts festival.

Entitled INDIEpendent Fest, this two day event will feature a number of alternative musical groups & performers, poetry recitals, exhibitions, film screenings, etc.

Go here for more information.

Oh yes, that little documentary we made for last year's Freedom Film Fest? We're showing it there...

DATE: 30 and 31 August (Sat & Sun)

TIME: 2:00pm to late

PLACE: 62 Weld Quay, Georgetown, Penang

Friday, August 1, 2008

Aug 3: 'The Diving Bell And The Butterfly'

Based upon the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, and the book of the same name. A fashion magazine editor (played by Mathieu Almaric) is left totally paralyzed from a stroke. He cannot speak, nor move even a finger or toe of his body. The only exception is his left eyelid... which he can only blink.

Despite his condition, he remains mentally fit. With the help of two therapists, Mr. Bauby develops a method to communicate with them, and express (in coded form) his needs, thoughts, imaginations... and his plan to write a book, despite his invalid state.

This award-winning movie takes us into the mind of the paralyzed Mr. Bauby, and the story of his life before the stroke. He sets out to complete his book, with the assistance of his therapists who decipher his eyelid blinks and "translates" them to words...

Time: 8PM, August 3 (Sunday)

Location: 3rd Floor, 62 Weld Quay (see map)

Admission: FREE