Accessing the Archive |
State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time

07th February 2020


Oldham Theatre


A film archive is an institution that seeks to preserve both our cinematic heritage and our collective memory. But how is an archive’s collection developed for present and future audiences?

Accessing the Archive invites the audience to discover some of the gems from the Asian Film Archive Collection as part of State of Motion 2020: Rushes of Time. This film section considers the value of film preservation through the significant acquisitions and newly restored works that the AFA has undertaken since its founding in 2005.

Rushes of Time is the fifth iteration of Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event, State of Motion. Set against the newly opened National Archives of Singapore building as one of its exhibition sites, this year’s theme reflects on the relations between ideas of time, bodies of memory and the moving image through site-specific installations, live performances and film screenings.

The film programme will be presented in two sections as a response to the exhibition: Animating the Archive and Accessing the Archive. This series of films will take stock of the repositories, including the Asian Film Archive Collection, and to explore the possibilities of the archival. The Asian Film Archive will also be showcasing newly restored works from recent years as part of the occasion.

3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

All screenings take place at Oldham Theatre. The full schedule and ticketing pages for each screening are below. 

*The schedule and programme line-up are correct at the time of publishing. Any changes will be updated and reflected.

    • Batch '81 (1982)
    • Date: 07th February 2020
    • Letter to an Angel (Surat Untuk Bidadari) (1994)
    • Date: 15th February 2020
    • Pinoy Sunday (台北星期天) (2010)
    • Date: 16th February 2020
    • Yasmin-san (2017)
    • Date: 21st February 2020
    • I Want To Live (Aku Mahu Hidup) (1970)
    • Date: 22nd February 2020
    • Lips to Lips (2000)
    • Date: 23rd February 2020
    • Pinoy Sunday (台北星期天) (2010)
    • Date: 23rd February 2020
    • Yasmin-san (2017)
    • Date: 26th February 2020
    • Miss Wonton (云吞小姐) (2001)
    • Date: 28th February 2020
    • Jewel in the Slum (Permata Di Perlimbahan) (1952)
    • Date: 29th February 2020
    • Short Film Programme: Shorts from the Collection (1990-2010)
    • Date: 29th February 2020
    • Oxhide (牛皮) (2005)
    • Date: 01st March 2020
    • Miss Wonton (云吞小姐) (2001)
    • Date: 01st March 2020