Talk on Kung Fu Master Mr. Lau Kar Leung’s Movies

This week’s colloquium will focus on the films of Kung Fu master Lau Kar Leung, with presentations by Prof. Richard Allen, Dean of the School of Creative Media, Mr. Hing Chao and Prof. Jeffrey Shaw.

Date: 25 Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: The films of Kung Fu Master Lau Kar Leung

Abstract:
This week’s talk will address three different aspects of Lau Kar Leung’s work. Prof. Richard Allen, Dean of the School of Creative Media, will give an introduction and overview of Lau Kar Leung’s films from a cinematic viewpoint; Mr. Hing Chao will present Leung’s Shaw Brothers era classic films from a martial arts perspective; while Prof. Jeffrey Shaw will discuss the relevance and importance of Leung’s film legacy and how it may be brought into the 21st century with new media.

Screening:
The International Guoshu Association and SCM are pleased to present six screenings of Kung Fu Master Lau Kar Leung’s films on the 24th and 25th of November. Please find details below — all are welcome!

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Film Title
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Language
Subtitles
City U, Future Cinema
1 The Spiritual Boxer           IIA Mandarin Chinese & English 24/11/2017 (Fri) 7pm
2 Martial Club           IIA Cantonese English 24/11/2017 (Fri) 9pm
3 Challenge Of The Masters           IIA Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Fri) 10:30am
4 Heroes Of The East           IIA Cantonese & Japanese (In Parts) English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 12:30pm
5 The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin           IIB Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 2:30pm
6 The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter           IIB Cantonese English 25/11/2017 (Sat) 7pm
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Guest Talk – Guy Pessach

This week’s colloquium will feature Law Professor Guy Pessach whose lecture is entitled: “Decoding Copyright”.

Date: 14 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Guy Pessach

Topic: Decoding Copyright

Abstract:
Copyright law, by its very basic nature, imposes a paradox. A tool for incentivizing creative activity, which at the very same time, constrains further creative endeavors of all people, other than the copyright owner. The talk will exemplify this tension through a series of visual works that build upon copyrighted materials; thus, while examining the impact of digital technologies on copyright’s paradox. Digital technologies, so goes the argument, induce the incorporation of flexible “user friendly” standards into copyright law. Yet, concurrently, digital technologies also tend to commodify culture in forms that are similar to copyright’s commodification effect.

About the Speaker:
Guy Pessach is a law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law. His main areas of research are Copyright Law, Comparative and International Aspects of the Creative Industries, Law & Technology and Art & Law. In addition to his position at the Hebrew University, Guy is also an affiliate fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. Guy held visiting positions at Columbia Law School, New York School of Law; Georgetown University Law School, the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, City University of Hong Kong, University of British Columbia and the Center for Law, Society and Pop Culture, University of Westminster. Guy has published in leading law journals in the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel and elsewhere, including: University of Southern California Law Review, Osgoode Hall Law Review, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the IIC – International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (Max-Planck Institute Publications), Cardozo Law Review; Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and IDEA – The Intellectual Property Law Review.

To find out more about Guy Pessach, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

 

Guest Talk – Nicola FAN

This week’s colloquium will feature Director Nicola FAN whose lecture is entitled: “Design & Film: My Creative Pursuit”.

Date: 07 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Abstract:
Pursuing the path of a creative in Hong Kong? Feeling that the odds are often against you? Indeed they are, but it doesn’t mean the path isn’t worthwhile. Combining graphic design and film in her visual storytelling, Nicola will share her creative process and approach to her projects; her experience starting out on zero-budget shorts to earning the opportunity to direct her first feature length documentary She Objects, which explores traditional and new media’s influence on young girls and women in Hong Kong. Nicola will also share the lessons she has learnt from paving her career path as a Graphic Designer and Filmmaker, as well as tips to creating your own space and niche.

About the Speaker:
Nicola Fan is a Hong Kong based graphic designer and award-winning filmmaker. Her first feature length documentary She Objects, commissioned by The Women’s Foundation, was official selection for 2016 Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong. It was awarded Best Scientific & Educational Documentary at 2017 Nice International Film Festival. Recommended by Hong Kong International Film Festival, her music video The Eve was sponsored by CreateHK to be sent to film festivals worldwide from 2014—2015. She works as a Director for commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films; and a Creative/Art Director for marketing and advertising design. Her clients included Red Bull, Sunkist, Dior, Samsung, New Balance, J. P. Morgan, Time Warner.

To find out more about Nicola FAN, you can check out the speaker’s pages.