Stream time: road movie script revisited to talking about trains in Japan


SCREENPLAY READING: TERBAIK DARI LANGIT

Date and time: July 25, 9.45pm

Nik Amir Mustapha’s gorgeously-shot Terbaik Dari Langit is a gift that keeps on giving. What's not to like about a road movie about the quest to make an experimental sci-fi film? If you remember it was released on Christmas day in 2014, and this Sunday, the tight-knit cast (of film and theatre friends) from the movie will return for a special script reading session, with proceeds to help a community donation drive. Bront Palarae, Iedil Putra, Amerul Affendi, Nadiya Nisaa, Megat Shahrizal and more will be a part of this virtual reunion.

More info here.

INDIE DARI RUMAH

Date and Time: Until July 31

When was the last time you attended a music festival? These days, you have to do it from the comfort of your home. Just crank up the volume. Don't miss independent online channel Atas Angin’s "Indie Dari Rumah" online music festival series featuring artistes from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

The line-up includes: Plague Of Happiness, 6ixth Sense, Radhi OAG, Banyak Bunyik Republik, Motherwit, The Impatient Sister, Bawal & Jeans, Kolar Hijau, Pop Konspirasy and others.

Indie Dari Rumah streams for free on Atas Angin’s Youtube channel.

More info here.

ONE HUNDRED DAYS OF SOLITUDE

Date and Time: Until Aug 1, 8pm

Written, directed, and performed by Pitapat Theatre’s Seng Soo Ming, One Hundred Days Of Solitude is one man’s contemplation on the distance between life and death through a car accident victim who suffers a long time coma.

This pandemic-inspired play will be presented in the form of an online play-reading. The show will run for an hour with a 30-minute post show talk via Zoom.

One Hundred Days of Solitude, ticketed, will stream on Youtube.

More info here.

JFKL TALK SERIES - EPISODE 1 WITH MAHEN BALA

Date and Time: July 25, 3pm

The JFKL Talk Series is a new series by the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur initiated to reach out to everyone and introduce more about Japan through the lenses of professionals in various fields.

The first episode of this inaugural talk series is titled Longing And Belonging: Portraits Of Different People In Japan by Malaysian documentarian and photographer Mahen Bala.

In this virtual hangout, Mahen will be sharing his research findings on Japanese railway heritage, the places he visited, and most importantly, the historical and cultural encounters he experienced in pre-pandemic Japan in early 2020.

JFKL Talk Series - Episode 1 with Mahen Bala will stream on Facebook.

More info here.

A steam locomotive in Shizuoka, the green tea capital of Japan. It is used in a special service route, primarily for tourists. Photo: Mahen BalaA steam locomotive in Shizuoka, the green tea capital of Japan. It is used in a special service route, primarily for tourists. Photo: Mahen Bala

THE CORONA DIARIES

Date and Time: Ongoing

Have you ever wondered how Covid-19 lockdowns around the world have psychologically affected humans?

The Corona Diaries features nine Malaysia-based writers/directors with their version of pandemic stories during the lockdown.

The Corona Diaries is a project under PenangPac and is supported by MyCreative Ventures. Watch it on PenangPac’s Youtube channel.

More info here.

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