QAF's The Wedding Banquet

27 May 2010

PT Foundation & Seksualiti Merdeka present
Queer As Films

The Wedding Banquet
(1993, Directed by Ang Lee)

Starring Winston Choo, Mitchell Lichtenstein, May Chin, Ah Lei Gua, Dion Bimey, Sihung Lung and others.

The Wedding Banquet is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents arrive in the United States to plan his wedding banquet. The film was directed by Ang Lee and stars Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein, May Chin, Ah Lei Gua, Dion Birney, Sihung Lung, and others. The Wedding Banquet is the first of three movies that Ang Lee would make about gay characters; the second is Brokeback Mountain and the third being Taking Woodstock.

Lee himself makes a cameo appearance in the film as a wedding guest attending the banquet. The film is a co-production between Taiwan and the United States.

This film is an ideal platform for those contemplating to come out to their parents. A lively
discussion will follow on how Malaysians come out to their parents and siblings. We invite all of you to bring your family members along to share their experiences.


Day/Date: Sunday 6th June, 2010
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Annexe Gallery, 2nd Flr, Central Market Annexe, KL
Admission: FREE!
Enquiries: 03 4044 4611 (PT Foundation), 03 2070 1137 (The Annexe Gallery)

This is a safe space - by invitation only - which will be checked against a register at the door. Please email to register for this event: queerasfilms@ptfmalaysia. org include your name, age, and who you are bringing along, if any.

Please refrain from posting this event on blogs, or anywhere else without permission from the organisers. Thanks!
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Wanna be part of something irresistible and fabulous?
Wanna watch amazing films about being queer in a safe, inclusive environment with friends?
Wanna see if the sexuality rights movement can have relevance for us in Malaysia?

Now you can… At Queer As Films, brought to you by PT Foundation and The Seksualiti Merdeka. Once a month (Sundays at 3pm) at The Annexe Gallery, you're invited to watch some movies with us and join frank discussions with film critics, well known personalities and other minor celebrities we love.
Jeremy Kwan
Queer As Films Coordinator
Many Lights for LGBT Human Rights
Pink Triangle Malaysia for MSM and Gay Community
PT Foundation
7C-1 Jalan Ipoh Kecil, Off Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur
T. 03-4044 4611 F. 03-4044 4622

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