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Singapore’s very own celebrities are helping the Singapore Democrats raise funds. Filmmaker Glen Goei as well as actors Lim Kay Siu and Neo Swee Lin will make an appearance at the public screening of the hit movie The Blue Mansion.
The movie, directed by Mr Goei, was released in 2009. It revolves around a wealthy patriach who dies suddenly. His ghost returns to discover the cause of his death only to find his three grown-up children squabbling over his estate, among other quirky developments. Read reviews here.
Written by former Straits Times political reporter Mr Ken Kwek, The Blue Mansion is described as “classy” and its production “top-notch”. It won Best Film in Singapore’s Entertianment awards in 2010 and Mr Goei was Best Director.
The movie was the Opening Film at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. It was also chosen for screening at film festivals from Tokyo to Shanghai to Hawaii.
This event will help raise funds for the Democrats as we continue our push for political change in Singapore. Work for the next elections has already started in earnest and we need funds to spread our message of change.
Fans will be able to get up close and personal with Mr Goei as he will be taking questions following the screening of the movie. Mr Lim and Ms Neo will also be on hand for a discussion about the movie – and beyond. Is there an underlying message that the movie tries to convey? Did the Media Development Authority insist on cuts to the original script? Will the movie industry in Singapore produce films that are political in nature in the future?
It’s your chance to ask Mr Goei and the cast their views on these and other matters.
Tickets are available from $50 and will include a reception with the celebrities, photo-ops, and the Q&A session.
When was the last you attended an event like this, organised by an opposition party and graced by our homegrown movie stars? It’s another first in Singapore and you won’t want to miss this great occasion. What’s more, the proceeds will go towards bringing about democracy in this nation of ours.
So book your tickets now. You can do this online (see below) or email [email protected] or call Jaslyn
Go at 9239-3133.
Event: Public screening of The Blue Mansion
Cause: To raise funds for the SDP
Date: 13 November 2011, Sunday
Place: Sinema Old School, Mount Sophia Road
Time & schedule:
Screening 3:45pm – 7:00pm (Click here to book screening)
Reception : 3.45pm
Movie : 4.30pm
Q and A : 6.10 to 7pm