MY NEXT STEP
SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS
my next step
singing in graveyards
Award-winning director Cheuk Cheung (MY WAY) explores the fading traditions and precarious future of traditional opera in contemporary China through an unflinching and intimate portrait of Yang Yang, the Kunqu Opera’s last young wusheng (martial hero).
Having one foot in the grave doesn’t stop musician Pepe from following in the footsteps of his idol, Pinoy rock legend Joey Smith. Out of touch and seemingly out of mind, Pepe faces shaky relationships and various obstacles to his livelihood.
CHEUK CHEUNG / HONG KONG, CHINA 2015 / 66 MINS
BRADLEY LIEW / PHILIPPINES, MALAYSIA 2016 / 141 MINS
TUE MAR 14 | 6:30PM | ALAMO
TUE MAR 14 | 8:50PM | ALAMO
The lives of workers processing infinite amounts of recycled materials are full of dreams and debris. PLASTIC CHINA documents a family as they tread poor living conditions, sorting through mountains of plastic for income. In spite of their struggles, the family hopes for a richer life, seen through the global waste that they comb through every day.
“Sing with sincerity and heart” is the motto Bae Jae-chul follows in this biopic that chronicles his challenging life in the opera. THE TENOR depicts the world-famous South Korean singer’s inspirational path back to the stage after losing his voice to thyroid cancer.
JIU-LIANG WANG / CHINA 2016 / 82 MINS
SAT MAR 11 | 2:40PM | ROXIE
KIM SANG-MAN / S. KOREA, SERBIA, JAPAN 2014 / 121 MINS
SAT MAR 18 | 4:15PM | NEW PEOPLE /26$1*(/(6