Founded by Dr. Yeoh Seng Guan and the late Benjamin McKay, “Nasi Bungkus Cinema” was conceived to provide an outlet for the film made by students of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Campus. The independent avenue, currently curated by Fikri Jermadi and Dr. Jonathan Driskell, has since grown to also present film texts made by Malaysian and international filmmakers.
The current Filmmaker-in-Resident, Azharr Rudin, was a key figure in what was internationally known as the “Malaysian New Wave” cinema, often collaborating as an editor even with those outside of the “Wave”.
One of his most famous works, “MAJIDEE”, is a film that revolves around the central theme of “trust between strangers”. Since its released in 2005, the project has gone on to win awards at film festivals in Hawaii, Tokyo, and Singapore.
Luckily for us, “MAJIDEE”, among other films (“Untitled” and “Romantic Projections”) will be screening at “Nasi Bungkus Cinema” this month! And not just any installment of the independent cinema, this one’s the staff edition featuring the Film Studies lecturer and the Filmmaker-in-Resident himself.
Deets are as follows:
Date: 24th July 2012 (Tuesday)
Venue: Plenary Theatre (2-1-01), Monash University Sunway Campus, Jalan Lagoon Selatan Bandar Sunway, 46150 Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Bring an open heart, bring an open mind, and indulge in the magic of an independent cinema.