What's Happening in March: A list of film-related events!
While this blog remains committed to promoting and championing local films, we recognize that many of you would like to know more about foreign or independent films that may be playing here. In light of that, we will be compiling a list of film-related events (whether the films screened are local or foreign) happening each month, and hopefully this mini calendar will help you organize your film-watching schedule.
Jack Neo's Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen is still playing in cinemas.
Sam Loh's Lang Tong, which premiered at the SGIFF last year, is likewise still playing in cinemas, albeit with several cuts by the MDA. (I've only seen the uncensored version, but I wonder if the cuts may have ironically made the film better.)
The Singapore Film Society will be holding a weekend-only screening of Foxcatcher, a biographical true crime drama, on 28-29 March, at Filmgarde Bugis. The film helped director Bennett Miller clinch a Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell, and Mark Ruffalo.
Cinephiles must have heard of The Projector by now, the restored cinema tucked away in a quiet corner of Beach Road. There's a wealth of cinematic goodness that's headed to that place. At the time of publishing, their Coen Brothers series is about to approach its end, culminating in a special-themed Big Lebowski night. Don your bathrobes.
Besides the Coen Brothers retrospective, The Projector will be screening Fritz Lang's Metropolis with live music accompaniment by Paul Searles from The Gunnery, happening 27th March, 8pm. Faith Akin's The Cut, Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery, and Jafar Panahi's Taxi will all be opening at The Projector too in the coming weeks.
And for those mourning the MDA's unceremonious banning of Tan Pin Pin's To Singapore, With Love, perhaps the screenings of Singapore GaGa and Invisible City might go some way to soothe your soul. Both are screening at - where else? - The Projector this Sunday (22nd March). For more information, check out their website.