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New Taiwan Academy in Westwood features films from the island
New Taiwan Academy in Westwood features films from the island

Taiwanese cinema has had its ups and downs, but in recent years it has been enjoying a renaissance with a new generation of filmmakers. The Taiwan Academy, which opened earlier this month in Westwood and is a branch of the island's Ministry of Culture, is putting a spotlight on this period with a screening series through November. Thematically, the nine films in the series range from romantic comedy to gangster fare, and together they form a kind of travelogue, as each film was shot in a different part of Taiwan. The subtitled screenings also feature question-and-answer sessions with guests, all conducted in English, and can accommodate 50 to 60 people.  "Taiwanese culture...

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