Asian Pop-Up Cinema returns with another fantastic collection of movies streaming for free online while you do the responsible thing and stay at home as much as you are able. From June 5 to 12, you can catch a series of recent Taiwanese shorts and features available to stream in the US for a one-time viewing between 2pm and 10pm CDT on the named date only.
Friday June 5: Detention
Lonely high schooler Fang falls for guidance councillor Zhang who alone seems to understand her. She joins his secret study group to read banned books, but Zhang soon “disappears” while only Fang and another student seem to remember him in this gothic horror set during Taiwan’s repressive martial law period. Review.
Monday June 8: Shorts
- Tea Land: undocumented workers from South East Asia form a small family while working on a mountainside tea plantation but their bond is disrupted when one is found dead.
- Wild Tides: a boy who is disliked by everyone does his best to win approval.
- Towards the Sun: Cannes selected short from 2017 in which two outcasts meet by chance and take a road trip through the Taiwanese countryside.
Tuesday June 9: Murmur of the Hearts
Sylvia Chang’s moving drama in which an artist separated from her brother in childhood struggles to resolve her lingering feelings of resentment towards her mother while trapped in a difficult relationship with a troubled boxer.
Wednesday June 10: The Gangster’s Daughter
Drama in which a young woman is sent to live with her gangster father in Taipei who tries his best to reform but is soon dragged back into the underworld in search of vengeance.
Thursday June 11: Who Killed Cock Robin?
Neo-noir thriller in which a reporter uncovers a series of mysteries after investigating a car accident he witnessed nine years previously.
Friday June 12: We Are Champions
Sporting drama in which two brothers find themselves on opposite sides as they try to seize their destinies on the basketball court. While one joins an elitist team in which nothing matters except winning, the other bonds with a fatherly coach who values compassion and solidarity.
Each of the movies is available to stream in the US on the named date only from 2pm to 10pm CDT and is free to view but registration is essential. After registering you will be emailed the link shortly before the viewing time and must activate it within the 8-hour window after which you will have 24 hours to finish watching the movie. You can find further information and registration links on Asian Pop-Up Cinema’s official website and you can also keep up with all the latest news by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.