Dear members,

The Singapore Film Society has secured for its 60th Anniversary Gala Screening on Saturday 20 October 2018, 6:30pm, the exclusive Singapore premiere of the 2018 Sundance-winning documentary, Shirkers, by Singaporean filmmaker, Sandi Tan. It will be the only time this film will be shown in a theatre in Singapore as it will only be distributed on Netflix subsequently.

Sandi received the 2018 Sundance Film Festival – Best Director Award for World Cinema Documentary. She is one of Variety’s 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch 2018, and one of Indiewire’s 10 Rising Female Filmmakers of 2018.

Movers & Shakers, meet Shirkers
Shirkers is a quirky real-life documentary about teenage VHS-bootlegger Sandi Tan (now an award-winning filmmaker/writer based in Los Angeles). In 1992, along with her fellow film-geek pals Jasmine Ng (now an established filmmaker/activist in Singapore) and Sophie Siddique (now Associate Professor & Head of Film Studies at Vassar College, New York), they shot Singapore’s first road movie with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. The film was called “Shirkers”. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, S, a 16-year-old assassin collecting and then eliminating her own tribe. After shooting wrapped, Georges absconded with all of the 16mm footage. The 16mm Kodak cans were recovered 20 years later, sending Sandi, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal, singular odyssey across two continents in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints — and her own.


SFS 60th Anniversary x SHIRKERS Premiere @ Capitol Theatre
Saturday, 20 October 2018

4 pm Exhibition opens to public
6.30 pm Doors open
6.45 pm Welcome Address
7 pm LIVE performance by WEISH
7.10 pm Introduction by Director Sandi Tan
7.15 pm SHIRKERS
8.50 pm LIVE performance by Ben Harrison & accompaniment
9 pm Interaction with Shirkers Crew & Photo-taking session
9.30 pm Thank You

Singapore Press Club members will be able to enjoy a bulk ticket discount of 20% with a 20-ticket minimum order. If you would like to get the $40 tickets at the discounted price of $32, please indicate your interest by filling out this Google form by Sunday 7 October.

Should we meet this minimum order by 7 October, Club VP Lau Joon-Nie will contact you to make payment immediately for your order. You’ll then receive a payment confirmation via email and collect your tickets at the door.

If this minimum isn’t reached by 7 October, members will be able to buy their tickets directly from the GV website or cinemas at the regular price of $40.

So gather your friends and family to enjoy the discount and join our friends at the Singapore Film Society to celebrate their 60th anniversary with this extraordinarily unique Singaporean film!

Here’s the link to the order form again:

See you at the movies!

Lau Joon-Nie
Singapore Press Club


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