Happenings - Films

Cinema still of In This Corner Of The World.
Cinema still of In This Corner Of The World. PHOTO: ENCORE FILMS

FILMS

In This Corner Of The World (PG13)

In this 2016 Japanese animated drama film set in Hiroshima during World War II, 18-year-old Suzu Urano faces daily struggles in a war-stricken country and maintains the will to live.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30pm & Wed, 1.30pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Moon (PG)

In Duncan Jones' 2009 science-fiction film, miner Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) discovers his doppelganger as he trudges towards the end of his three-year stint on the moon.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 8.40pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg

Picnic In The Park With Movie - A Breast Cancer Awareness Event

National Cancer Centre Singapore presents this screening of the 1965 film adaptation of The Sound Of Music, held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Popcorn and candy floss are available.

WHERE: Eco Lake Lawn, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Fade In/Fade Out Film Festival

This festival features Asian films made from the 1960s to the 2000s: The Fantasy Of The Deer Warrior (1961, Taiwan), Pontianak Gua Musang (1964, Singapore), Super Inframan (1975, Hong Kong), Citizen Dog (2004, Thailand), Medium Rare (1991, Singapore) and Red Haired Steed (1964, Hong Kong).

WHERE: Auditorium, Basement 1 Woodlands Regional Library, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: Tomorrow, Sun & Oct 29, various times ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov. sg/golibrary

Together Apart

Singapore's first crowd-sourced film is about cultural diversity and social integration, with ideas contributed from members of the public and developed into short films by film-makers Kelvin Tong, K. Rajagopal and Sanif Olek. This film is part of Project Lapis Sagu, which is among the Ministry of Communications and Information's ongoing efforts to promote greater understanding and mutual respect between locals and foreigners in Singapore.

WHERE: Programme Zone, 01-03 Jurong West Public Library, 60 Jurong West Central 3 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

Secretary (R21)

This 2002 film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway, a young woman with a history of severe emotional problems who ends up in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss, E. Edward Grey (James Spader).

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Oct 21, 9pm ADMISSION: $13.50 (standard), $11.50 (concession) INFO: theprojector.sg


NATURE

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 Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 29, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Entry charge to the conservatories applies TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg


CONTEST

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

This annual award for unpublished short fiction (2,000 to 5,000 words) is administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country and aged 18 or older.

The deadline for submission is Nov 1.

INFO: www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story


KIDS

Puss In Boots (PG)

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, Puss in Boots must clear his name of all charges making him a wanted fugitive. This 2011 animated film is a spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise.

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

Kids Flix: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The fourth instalment of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid film series stars Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott.

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 under 90cm tall; includes a gift while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Mums & Babies: Disney/Pixar's Cars 3

Owen Wilson voices the character of racer Lightning McQueen in this third instalment of the Cars series of animated films about talking vehicles.

WHERE: GV Cineplexes MRT: Various WHEN: Oct 23, 11am (GV Plaza, GV Tampines & GV VivoCity), 11.30am (GV Bishan & GV Jurong Point), noon (GV City Square, GV Katong, GV Yishun & GV Grand Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free admission for babies & toddlers who are below the height of 90cm; includes a gift for every two tickets purchased while stocks last TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Sara Goes To The Supermarket Garden (A Guided Tour)

Learn facts and hear stories about bananas, peanuts, soya beans, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and many more fruit and vegetables in the Supermarket Garden. Suitable for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: Visitor Services Desk, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Oct 28, 10am ADMISSION: $9 a child & $6 an accompanying adult TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg


OTHERS

Premier League Moments

Catch a live screening of a football match between English Premier League teams Liverpool and Manchester United. Fringe activities include airbrush tattooing, a photo booth, a bouncy castle and a penalty shoot-out, as well as pre-and post-match music performances by home-grown band SuperSonic.

WHERE: Empress Place, Empress Lawn MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

WATG Presents - The Great Architectural Bake-Off

Architects and designers compete to build some of the world's most iconic buildings entirely out of cake. Participants will be asked to produce architectural-gastronomic creations that explore the theme of collaboration.

WHERE: The Working Capitol (The Commons), 1 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.greatarchitecturalbakeoff.com

Breezing Through Menopause

Learn to manage and overcome the common physical and emotional symptoms of menopause. There will also be a workshop and a forum in Mandarin. Suitable for women aged 40 and older.

WHERE: Auditorium (Training Centre), Level 1 Women's Tower, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Farrer Park/Little India WHEN: Oct 28, 11am - noon (English workshop) & 1.30 - 4pm (English forum); 9.30am - noon (Mandarin forum) & 1 - 2pm (Mandarin workshop) ADMISSION: Forum: $10 (a person), $15 (a couple); workshop: $2 (a person) INFO: Call 6394-5038 by Thu to register. Go to www.kkh.com.sg/events


LAST CALL

Gold 905 - Rock Of Ages Night 2017

Enjoy classic rock hits performed by home-grown band Jive Talkin' in this event hosted by Gold 905 DJ William Xavier.

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $82 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 October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe