Rock Me to the Moon

一首摇滚上月球



Film Information

Director: Huang Chia-Chun 黄嘉俊

Country: Taiwan 台湾

Year: 2013

Runtime: 115mins

Rating: PG

Awards: Winner of Best Original Song, 50th Golden Horse Awards 获第五十届金马最佳原创歌曲奖, Audience Choice Award, 2013 Taipei Film Festival 台北电影节观众票选奖

Synopsis

When a child is born with rare diseases, it is usually the father who abandons the family.

But not the six dads in this film – Wu, Yung, Cheng, Li, Pan and Ouyang. Coming from different backgrounds, they do their best to care for their children while making a living to support the whole family. Needing an outlet to relieve the pressure, they turn to music and form a rock band called “Sleepy Dads,” implying they have long been sleep-deprived for attending to their kids. With an average age of 52, they aim to hit the stage of the highly competitive Sea Music Festival, which is as difficult as Apollo missions to the moon. Nonetheless, these fathers show no fear because their children’s happiness is their greatest mission of all.

六名平均年龄超过五十二岁,来自不同家庭背景的老爸,职业从国中代课老师、网站设计师、捏面人师傅、课辅班老师、教会行政主任到计程车司机都有;他们组成超龄大叔摇滚乐团“困熊霸”,还奢想和年轻人一起站上海洋音乐祭舞台。但他们家中都有着罹患罕见疾病的孩子,除了工作还要照顾小孩,连睡都睡不饱,还得挤出时间学乐器练团。这个挑战看起来仿佛和当年人类要登上月球一样困难。

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Screening

Date: 19 April 2014

Time: 11.30am (A) & 7.00pm (B)

Venue: The Arts House

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