Screenings: Meet me in the City – Journeys through Singapore in film classics. Eating Air by Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng

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Screenings: Meet me in the City – Journeys through Singapore in film classics. Eating Air by Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng

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Re-shaping the City of Singapore and creating its new appearance has not only an influence on how we experience the city on a direct everyday basis, it has also influenced the films and images that are produced in Singapore and in so far globally changed the visual idea of the city. These changes of the urban experience have been very prominent in classical narrative films from Singapore, which lead the focus of attention to interesting new social aspects of the new city. The series Meet me in the City will take a look at some of these film classics and provide the opportunity to re-encounter some of these landmark Singaporean films.

Eating Air, Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng, Singapore, 1999, 100 min
Ah Boy, the anti-hero, leads a gang of arcade-playing, motorcycle-riding, rooftop-gathering young cronies. The street-corner gangs are not sophisticated like organised criminals, but they have their own brand of honour. Petty fights are common, and so are motorcycle challenges. But when his best friend Ah Gu chances upon drugs and borrows from loan sharks, their friendship put to a test, as the challenges that they face become more and more dangerous.

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2016-12-23

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English

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Screenings: Meet me in the City – Journeys through Singapore in film classics. Eating Air by Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng

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471320517

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“Screenings: Meet me in the City – Journeys through Singapore in film classics. Eating Air by Kelvin Tong and Jasmine Ng,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3149.