Happenings - Films

Kedi is a documentary about seven cats in Istanbul.
Kedi is a documentary about seven cats in Istanbul.PHOTO: TERMITE FILMS


The Songs We Sang

This 2015 Singaporean documentary tells the story of the xinyao movement in the 1980s and 1990s. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Shark Tale (PG)

In this 2004 American animated film, the sea underworld is shaken up when the son of a gangster shark boss is found dead.

WHERE: Programme Zone, Queenstown Public Library, 53 Margaret Drive MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

DVD Launch: Apprentice By Boo Junfeng

Director Boo Junfeng's 2016 psychological drama explores the death penalty from an executioner's point of view. The film has been shown at more than 60 international film festivals, won several awards and was released around the world.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Kedi (PG)

Thousands of cats roam Istanbul freely. This 2016 documentary is a story about seven of them.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Snatch (M18)

This 2000 British film by Guy Ritchie contains two intertwined plots about the search for a stolen diamond and a small-time boxing promoter (Jason Statham) who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster (Alan Ford).

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sun, 8.15pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Mother! (NC16)

Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film stars Jennifer Lawrence as a wife whose tranquil life with her husband (Javier Bardem) is challenged by a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) who arrive and stay with them.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 8.30pm, tomorrow, 8.15pm, Sun & Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg


Ossea Orchid Show @Hortpark 2017

More than 400 plants will be featured, from vandas to dendrobiums and phalaenopsis. Orchid lovers will be able to purchase a wide range of plants from specialist vendors, as well as attend talks and demonstrations.

WHERE: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ossea.sg

Cacti And Succulents (A Gardening Workshop And Guided Tour)

Learn how to identify and grow common cacti and other succulents in this workshop, which also includes a potting session and a tour of the Sun Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

WHERE: Classrooms 1 & 2, Level 3 Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 30, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

Autumn Harvest Floral Display

Autumn arrives in the form of a flower field saturated in rich hues of orange, red, gold and green. In the mini Halloween exhibit, there are carved and decorated pumpkins.

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Driv MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 29, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Entry charge to the conservatories applies TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


Hunt The Mouse

A gold coin is hidden somewhere in Singapore. The first person to find it can exchange it for $50,000 in cash. Three hints will be released daily on Facebook and scratch-cards can be acquired at various locations for extra hints. The contest will end when the coin is found.

INFO: www.sqkii.com/huntthemouse or www.facebook.com/sqkii


Voices For Animals Adoption Drive

Bring home a rescued retired breeding dog.

WHERE: Mutts & Mittens Field, 11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 1 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/VFASIN


Kids Flix: Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG13)

In the sequel to Marvel's 2014 American superhero film, The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) true parentage.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am (GV Bishan, GV City Square, GV Jurong Point, GV Plaza, GV Suntec City & GV Tampines), 11.30am (GV Katong, GV Yishun & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free admission for children below 90cm tall, plus a free gift while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Storytime By The Storytelling Centre - The Seven Chinese Brothers

The Young Storytellers will tell the tale of the strong and powerful seven brothers, who are a close family until one of them is captured by the evil Emperor. Suitable for children aged four to seven.

WHERE: Cluny Court, Level 2, 501 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 12.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ClunyCourt or www.clunycourt.com

Musical Family Morning By The String Quartet

Onyx Musicians will present music by great classical composers such as Handel, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky as well as jazz music written by Scott Joplin. The music has been chosen to appeal to both young children and adults. Kids will be able to play the percussion instruments with the musicians.

WHERE: Trehaus, 03-01, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 10.30am ADMISSION: $40 (adult-child pair), $30 (extra adult), $20 (extra child) INFO: Tickets from onyx.peatix.com

Comics Drawing Workshop For Kids

Learn how to draw characters, create expressions and make them come alive with Filipino comic book illustrator Peejay Catacutan. Suitable for children aged seven to 12. Part of the TranslateSingapore festival.

WHERE: Council Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 23, 11am ADMISSION: $30 INFO: Register at ptix.co/2tJyOsU

Mid-autumn Festival Special: Lantern Making & Mooncake Appreciation (An Art & Craft Workshop)

Make lanterns and decorate them. At the end of the session, savour mooncakes while learning about the plant ingredients that can be found at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sept 30, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: $30 TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


Career Fair & Skillsfuture Roadshow @Jurong

Explore more than 1,500 career opportunities in the engineering, healthcare, retail and services sectors. There will also be booths manned by training institutions and industry experts.

WHERE: Jurong Spring Community Club, 8 Jurong West Street 52 MRT: Lakeside WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free, register at event.e2i.com.sg/sfejurong



Hydraulic machinery, engine parts and alien skeletons make for dramatic adornments for Filipino artist Angelo Tabije's characters in Superhuman, his first solo show overseas. The exhibition is part of Philippine Art Trek 2017.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Tue, 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat), noon - 5.30pm (Sun), all visits by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart

VCH Presents: London Haydn Quartet

The programme includes one of Mozart's greatest chamber works, the Clarinet Quintet In A Major, K.581, as well as Joseph Haydn's String Quartet Op. 64 No. 5, nicknamed The Lark.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe