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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

    2008. Indonesia. Edwin. 77 min.

  • Dajang Soembi, the Woman Who Was Married to a Dog

    2004. Indonesia. Edwin. 7 min.

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

    2008. Indonesia. Directed by Edwin. With Ladya Cheryl, Pong Harjatmo, Carlo Genta. In a departure from the short films for which he is celebrated, Edwin brings his prodigious talent for episodic, kaleidoscopic storytelling to this compelling feature film. In a series of minimal, slightly surreal tales, characters loosely linked by their minority status as Chinese-Indonesians are set within a contemporary urban Indonesia beset by social and racial tension. Past and present are jumbled, and events are vaguely symbolic and doubtlessly—albeit obscurely—connected to the violent political events playing out on TV. In this expertly crafted universe, the one constant, bizarrely enough, is Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”—sung by each of the characters at different points in the film. In Indonesian; English subtitles. 77 min.

  • Dajang Soembi, the Woman Who Was Married to a Dog

    2004. Indonesia. Directed by Edwin. Following the examples of silent cinema, Indonesian filmmaker Edwin uses expressionistic sets reminiscent of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and plot overtones of Oedipus Rex to retell an Indonesian folk tale about a beautiful but dull-witted princess who marries a dog. In Indonesian; English subtitles. 7 min.

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