Archive for 2008

"Where Elephants Weep" on Television- CTN Dec. 25, Jan. 1

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
TELEVISION BROADCAST “WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP”
CHRISTMAS DAY (Dec. 25) NEW YEARS DAY (Jan. 1)
7:30 PM on CTN-  Khmer Mekong Films/CTN Filming of the Opera
If you missed the opera, a great chance to see it.
If you saw it at Chenla, with camera close ups the emotional power of this broadcast is strong.
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS – on CTN,  DEC. 25 and JAN. 1 7:30 PM

THE LAST WEEKEND BEFORE X-MAS @ META

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

DEAR META HOUSE FRIENDS,

MERRY X-MAS AND A HAPPY 2009!

For the upcoming holidays, we wish you all the best: Peace & happiness.
META HOUSE IS CLOSED FROM 22ND DECEMBER TO 2ND JANUARY 2009
In January 2009 we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary.
Enjoy our special birthday programme – and/or visit us this weekend.

FRI, 19/12, 8PM THE POST
One of Southeast Asia's legendary publications, the "Phnom Penh Post" was founded by editor Michael Hayes in 1992 as a bi-weekly newspaper. Tonite we screen a documentary from 1999: 9 years before the PHNOM PENH POST moved from our neighbourhood to the Phnom Penh Center and went daily – with a very young, very appealing Michael Hayes in the middle of the film. Don't miss – it's cult!

SAT, 20/12, 8PM NICE HAT!
David Brisbin is best known as a feature film production designer, having designed movies for such directors as Jane Campion and Gus Van Sant. Brisbin's first extensive encounter with Cambodians was as a reporter covering Cambodian refugees inside the Thai border in 1987 when Cambodia was still a closed country. NICE HAT is his first feature length doc film: A history of Cambodia seen entirely through hats and headgear. (with Rithy Panh, Ly Daravuth amm.)

SUN, 21/12, 8PM SET IN ASIA: "DRIVING WITH MY WIFE'S LOVER"
By Kim Tai-sik (In Korean with English subtitles, 92 min.)
A man living in the seaside town of Naksan discovers that his wife has taken a lover, who drives a taxi in Seoul. Tae-han sets out to confront him and seek vicious revenge. He has no difficulty convincing the gregarious and unknowing Joon-sik to drive him back to Naksan. During the journey, a comedy of errors ensues as director Kim shifts tones from ominous, to sad, to funny by creating a delightful off-centered atmosphere with anything-can-happen suspense. The two men are brought together in a tenuous but authentic camaraderie. Color-rich cinematography and an urbane banjo-driven music score.

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SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT
TELEVISION BROADCAST "WHERE ELEPHANTS WEEP"
The first Khmer Rock Opera
CHRISTMAS DAY (Dec. 25) NEW YEARS DAY (Jan. 1)
7:30 PM on CTN- Khmer Mekong Films/CTN Filming of the Opera

If you missed the opera, a great chance to see it.
If you saw it at Chenla, with camera close ups the emotional power of this broadcast is strong.
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS – on CTN, DEC. 25 and JAN. 1 7:30 PM

Java Cabaret

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


JAVA CAFE & GALLERY NEWSLETTER

Locations

Put you dancing shoes on, there’s a party tonight!!

Thursday, December 18, starting from 6pm, AsiaLife presents A Christmas Cabaret at Java Café & Gallery!

DJ by Primitive Souls, Cabaret show by Cindy and delicious nibbles and cocktails by Java!!

Don’t forget your costume! Prizes for the best and worst!

Christmas Cabaret

Java Café & Gallery

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 987 420
HP: 012 833 512
Open everyday: 7am – 10pm

Java Express

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 289 126
Open Mon – Sat: 7am – 3pm

Java TeaRoom

(At Monument Books)
111 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 451 462
Open everyday 8am – 8pm

www.javaarts.org
info@javaarts.org

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Christmas Cabaret

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


JAVA CAFE & GALLERY NEWSLETTER

Locations

AsiaLife Christmas party at Java Café & Gallery, Thursday, December 18, starting from 6pm

Featuring a live Cabaret show by Cindy, DJ by Primitive Souls, Christmas cocktails and free nibbles!! Come dressed up, prizes for Best and Worst costume!!

Christmas Cabaret

Java Café & Gallery

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 987 420
HP: 012 833 512
Open everyday: 7am – 10pm

Java Express

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 289 126
Open Mon – Sat: 7am – 3pm

Java TeaRoom

(At Monument Books)
111 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 451 462
Open everyday 8am – 8pm

www.javaarts.org
info@javaarts.org

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The Loss of a Great Artist

Monday, December 15th, 2008


JAVA CAFE & GALLERY NEWSLETTER

Locations

SVAY KEN
1933 – 2008

Master artist, Svay Ken passed away on December 11, 2008. It’s a great loss for the Cambodian art community, as the grandfather of New Cambodian Art. He was an inspiration to all the artists, in his desire to preserve and document the Cambodian culture he opened a path for artists to explore their own personal vision.

“I paint in order to preserve the traditions of former generations, in particular those of my grandfather. My grandfather, Hol Touch, had four sons who were trained as traditional painters but later painted in a ‘modern’ realistic style as well. In 1993, after these relatives had all died, there were no grandchildren who knew how to make art and could continue their work. Although I was already sixty years old at the time, still I had the idea that I wanted to make paintings. I had always sketched things for fun and I had watched the activities of my painter relatives. I liked to listen to them when they told stories about famous painters that came, for example, from Japan, France, America. So I began to make real paintings in 1993.”

“My paintings depict national traditions and habits that are in decline. I don’t want people to forget how life was. My paintings are like a camera of my life of sixty years. I make paintings so that future generations can ponder the question, ‘How was life then and how is life now?’”

Svay Ken faithfully attended all the Java exhibitions until he was unable to climb the stairs. He was an exceptional artist and a friend. I will miss him greatly. (Dana)

Java Café & Gallery

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 987 420
HP: 012 833 512
Open everyday: 7am – 10pm

Java Express

56 E1 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 289 126
Open Mon – Sat: 7am – 3pm

Java TeaRoom

(At Monument Books)
111 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
HP: 092 451 462
Open everyday 8am – 8pm

www.javaarts.org
info@javaarts.org

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