The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Boston and Harvard Film Archive of Harvard University co-hosted a reception and private screening in 3D of the 4-time Oscar award winning film: Life of Pi, by renowned film director Ang Lee from Taiwan in the evening of March 14, 2013 at the historic Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA.
The Honorable Stanley C. Rosenberg, Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Massachusetts State Representatives Denise Provost and Kevin Honan, Representative Bianca Garcia of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, William Aflord, Vice Dean of Harvard Law School and upwards of 150 distinguished guests, including those from the region’s political, academic and business communities attended the event.
Director-General of TECO Anne Hung welcomed guests and spoke on the mega hit Life of Pi and Taiwan’s successful and ever-growing movie industry, pointing out that the film was mostly shot on location in Taiwan for a period of over 5 months. Ms. Hung pointed out that the success of Life of Pi attests to the efforts by the ROC Government to attract film production to Taiwan and the progress that Taiwan’s film industry has made in order to create world class movies.
Harvard Film Archive Director Haden Guest noted the impressive achievements that Taiwan’s film industry has made and encouraged guests to attend two other films as part of “Dynamic Taiwan in Films:” (1) A Year in the Clouds” and (2) Go Grandriders, and the film series “King Hu and the Art of Wuxia” at Harvard Film Archive running from March 15-24, 2013.