TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)
Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla
Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 15 minutes prior to screenings
Discussion follows screenings
Field Trip to Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art in the Village of La Jolla
In Association with the Pacific Arts Movement and the San Diego Asian Film Festival
Taiwan Oscar® Submission
TOUCH OF THE LIGHT
Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. Born to a rural family in Taiwan unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Siang was a curious and precocious child. Touch and sound was everything to him. With the love of his mother and support of his family, he grew up with no barriers - that is until he had to face the real world as he left his family behind in order to attend university where he had to compete on the same playing field as the sighted students and to find his own way.
He soon crossed paths with Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful but frustrated cold drinks vendor who dreams of being a dancer, but whose struggles against the harsh realities of her life render her helpless. However, when she witnesses Siang's fearless determination and understood his optimism and inner peace, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream.
Not Rated. Running Time: 110 Minutes
PLEASE NOTE: This event is presented at Sherwood Auditorium inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla (858-454-3541).
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: TOUCH OF THE LIGHT is in Mandarin with English Subtitles.