State of Motion: [Alternate/Opt] Realities Film Programme

20th January 2021


Oldham Theatre


The SoM21: [Alternate / Opt] Realities film programme showcases a range of Singapore and Southeast Asian science fiction titles from the last 25 years. With the sci-fi genre often dominated by imaginations from more prevalent popular cultures, the programme allows audiences to experience sci-fi films through new vistas specific to the region’s localities, concerns and aspirations.  

From metropolises to dystopian settings, time-travelers to alien encounters, and innovative technologies to sinister regimes, the usual tropes of the genre are adapted for local entertainment or built off in unexpected ways. As we immerse ourselves in these filmic simulations, one is encouraged to contemplate the conditions of Southeast Asia in different timelines and reorient our bearings about the histories of the future. 

Featuring Films By:

Aditya Assarat
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Aziz M. Osman
Chulayarnnon Siriphol
Daniel Hui
Jet Leyco
Kuo Jian Hong
Lav Diaz
Lawrence Lek
Mamat Khalid
Mattie Do
Nguyễn Võ Nghiêm Minh
Randy Korompis
Tan Bee Thiam
Truong Minh Quý
Wisit Sasanatieng
Yosep Anggi Noen

The film programme will run from 20 January to 21 February 2021 at both Marina One and Oldham Theatre. The theatre at Marina One is located on Level 3 and Oldham Theatre is located on Level 3 at the National Archives of Singapore. 

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State of Motion is the Asian Film Archive’s annual film and art event, exploring the intersections between cinema, art and filmic research. Since its inception in 2016, the multidisciplinary platform has engaged contemporary artists, curators, filmmakers and researchers to uncover hidden histories and latent discourses in response to the institution’s rich and diverse archival work.

Important Notice:
All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, NETS payment is preferred.
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether logging and observance of social distancing around the theatre. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime, so ensure you arrive early to register and take your temperature.
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