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The Projector presents: Bugis Street

31 May, 2024
Event Category:
LGBT, Movie, Queer, Things to do in Singapore
Fri 31 May 2024, 7:30 PM — Fri 31 May 2024, 8:30 PM Asia/Singapore Standard Time
8 Grange Rd
Singapore, 8 Grange Rd
Advisory: R21. Mature Theme, Sexual Scenes and Nudity.
Directed by: Yonfan
Cast: Hiep Thi Le, Michael Lam Wai-Leung
Year: 1995
Duration: 1h 41min
Language: Mandarin, English
Subtitles: English

-Pink Screen 2024-

Rated: R21

Only patrons 21 years old and above (as of movie screening date) can watch this film.

Opening Film for Pink Screen

Two Screenings Only | Fri 31 May & Sat 15 Jun

BUGIS STREET was first released in 1995, then banned in Singapore for 20 years before being restored and screened at the S’pore International Film Festival in 2015.

Set against the dynamic backdrop of a foregone Singaporean era and breaking ground in its satirical, genre-blending approach, the film is an affecting socio-cultural commentary and a portrait of the 1960s working class Bugis Street district that remains relevant today.

Lian (Hiep Thi Le) is an ordinary teenager who forsakes a domestic life in West Malaysia in pursuit of something greater. She finds employment as a cleaner at the Sin Sin Hotel on Bugis Street, a watering hole for transvestites and transgender sex workers. What unfolds is a journey of self-discovery, as her perceptions are challenged and her eyes are opened to a world of lust and tenderness, indulgence and innocence, intoxication and warmth.

“BUGIS STREET stands as a testament to the power of storytelling. Its restoration and subsequent re-releases underscore its enduring relevance, cementing its status as a cinematic masterpiece.” – JOURNEY INTO CINEMA

“Almost three decades on, Yonfan’s BUGIS STREET continues to leave a mark on Singaporean audiences, and remains an important touchstone in the never-ending discourse on conservatism, liberalism and queer rights in our short national history.” – SINEMA.SG


31 May 2024
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm SMT
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