Launching on 16 August 3 DVD boxed set

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This 3-DVD set is being launched on Sat, Aug 16 at Kinokuniya (3pm, Takashimaya) and on Fri 29 Aug at Books Actually (7.30-8pm). I will be there to give short talk. You are invited! We are giving out FREE Invisible City Posters to people who buy it at this two events. Nice posters, while stocks last!

You can buy it from Kinokuniya, HMV, Books Actually, Objectifs, Banyan Tree Museum shop outlets from 16 Aug onwards, international buyers click here. Its SGD 49.50 (USD 35).

Most of the past few months was spent on producing the Invisible City DVD. It contains audio commentary with myself and script consultant Tan Siok Siok, (possibly a first for a Singapore film to provide that) a filmlet using Ivan Polunin’s sound archives, and our trailer. The DVD liner notes are by Alfian Sa’at. ampulets assisted with the with copywriting and photos. The set was conceptualised and packaged by Mindwasabi/MartinOng, authored by Lillian Wang and distributed by Objectifs. I hope you will like this combination of energies and talent.

Whats inside this boxed set?
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Back of Box “If a city could speak of its loves and regrets, Tan Pin Pinís Invisible City, Singapore GaGa, and Moving House suggest that we would do well by listening to the music its people make, the stories they tell and the silences they maintain. Each of the films questions the relationship between these individual expressions with the collective experience in Singapore. Tan Pin Pinís voice is thoughtful and generous. The award-winning films in this Collection never miss the humour, warmth and passions of the city-stateís residents.”
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Lost Language of Cranes – a Performance


I remember a photograph of Potsdamer Platz under construction. What used to be no-man’s land was now a sea of cranes, not unlike the sea of cranes at our “new downtown” that you see above taken in late June. They are building the new casino there. Imagine a performance with these cranes for the National Day Parade. Our national bird, moving in sync at twilight, a solemn dance.

Whose are they & What are they?

Invisible City is screening in Perth as part of the Perth’s Singapore Association National Day Celebrations. There is a huge community of Singaporeans there. In their flyer, the tag line for the film is “Memories of Singapore: Whose are they & What are they?”

Its screening in Astor Singapore, an Art Decor cinema. See here for the re-mixed posters.
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Don’t say I didn’t tell you

Invisible City and Singapore GaGa are screening back to back at Sinema Old School next week onwards. Its part of a documentary festival featuring Boomtown Beijing and Feet Unbound. Just buy a ticket! Ticket Hotline 6336-9707. Here are the times. Thurs and Sats only. Short run only

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Invisible City
Jul 10, 12, 17 & 26
Thu & Sat: 9.15pm – 10.15pm

Jul 19
Sat: 3pm – 4pm

Singapore GaGa
Jul 10, 12, 17 & 26
Thu & Sat: 8pm – 9pm