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Arts and Entertainment

Foreign Flicks: The Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Festival

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The first annual Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Festival takes place this weekend at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA, featuring documentaries and blockbusters from Taiwan. Among others, the festival features pop singer Jay Chou's directorial debut and one of this year's Oscar contenders for the Best Foreign Language Film award, Cape No. 7.

Cape No. 7 has already won both the Jury's Award and the Audience's Choice award at the Taipei International Film Festival, and has garnered 6 awards at the 45th Golden Horse awards. It has been a box-office juggernaut since opening in Taiwan on August 22nd, breaking records for both domestic and international films, and is currently the 2nd highest grossing movie in Taiwanese history behind Titanic.

A total of five feature films and four documentaries will be shown at the three day festival, all films are free with the exception of Cape No. 7, which is playing Sat. 7pm, and Sun. 3pm. All films will be in Chinese with English subtitles.

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For show times, info and tickets, please visit the Taiwanese American Heritage Foundation. Tickets are also available at the James Bridges Theater box office one hour before show time on a first come first serve basis.