It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want  to, You Would Cry Too If It Happened to You

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want to, You Would Cry Too If It Happened to You

12 January – 6 February 2022
The Projector (Golden Mile Tower branch) (go to Google maps)
4 PM to 10.30 PM (Mondays to Fridays),
1 PM to 10.30 PM (weekends and public holidays).
Films are scheduled individually.
Free Admission

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want to, You Would Cry Too If It Happened to You

"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened to you" is a project about unhappiness, or more specifically, affirmative unhappiness.

The collaboration between The Projector, Singapore’s foremost independent cinema theatre, and curator Louis Ho, is comprised of an exhibition of site-specific works located in The Projector’s Golden Mile space and a retrospective of Indonesian filmmaker, Kamila Andini. Works in the exhibition respond to the theme of affirmative unhappiness through the televisual medium, unhappiness being understood as feelings that do not serve the needs of dominant modes of contemporary life, simply because to be happy would be to accord with those ill-fitting frameworks.

The screening programme presents three of Kamila Andini’s films that, through the narratives of their female protagonists, bound by the common thread of misfortune and resilience, foreground what it means to be affirmatively unhappy. Films include “The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin)” (2011), “The Seen & Unseen (Sekala Niskala)” (2017) and “Yuni” (2021).

Image Credit: Intermission

List of Artists: Anthony Chin, Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen, Victoria Hertel, Sarah Ninjawhee, Planeswalker, Pure Every (Hilary, Raigo and Elsa), Samuel Xun and Adeline Kueh. The film programme features the work of Kamila Andini.

Kamila Andini Restrospective: The Mirror Never Lies

Sun 16 Jan, 2.50 pm
Sat 22 Jan, 5.40 pm

Best Asian Film Award Winner - Tokyo International Film Festival

Centered around the Bajo tribe, who lead a nomadic fishing-based lifestyle in the Wakatobi archipelago of southeastern Sulawesi, The Mirror Never Lies is the coming-of-age story of a schoolgirl named Pakis.

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Kamila Andini Restrospective: The Seen And Unseen

Sat 15 Jan, 5.30 pm
Fri 21 Jan, 8.40 pm

Best Feature Film, Grand Prix Award Winner - Berlin International Film Festival

A young girl, Tantri, seeks out imaginative ways to cope with the impending death of her twin brother. She embarks on a magical journey and an emotional relationship through body expressions, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope.

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Kamila Andini Restrospective: Yuni

Fri 14 Jan, 8.30 pm
Sun 23 Jan, 5.40 pm

Platform Prize Winner - Toronto International Film Festival 2021

In her last year of secondary school, Yuni is determined to pursue her education and resist getting married, despite the expectations of her community.

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Basheer Graphic Books, Bras Basah Complex
14 – 23 January 2022
DIASPORA is a visual art exhibition that builds upon a narrative of the evolving conditions of visual artists in a time of turbulence and uncertainty, privacy issues and how they reach out to a changing audience. It is an invasion and a blurring of public and private space through art interventions.
Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library
19 January – 27 February 2022
Art takes centre stage at SMU’s Li Ka Shing Library with an exhibition by students using photography as a medium to communicate and share personal narratives.