Imaging the Avant-Garde Program 5: Taiwan's Film Experiments in the 1960's
Oct 19
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Imaging the Avant-Garde Program 5: Taiwan's Film Experiments in the 1960's

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The End of the Track (US premiere) Mou Tun-fei, Taiwan, 1970, 35mm transferred to video, 91 min., Chinese w/ English subtitles Tong and Yong-sheng are inseparable playmates, but when Yong-sheng dies in a track training accident with Tong present, Tong feels heartbroken and guilt-ridden. Burdened by solitude after losing his best friend, Tong falls into a dark spiral. At the time, this film was banned. Some felt that certain segments drew comparison with the short story The Noodle Stall by Chen Ying-zhen, a key figure of Taiwan’s 1960s literary movement who was imprisoned twice for “subversive activity.”