Shanghai meet up group ‘Watch and Discuss’ kicked off its Golden Week line-up of free films with the acclaimed Hindi Language film, ‘3 Idiots’, at The Red Cactus on Tuesday, October 2.
Attended by film enthusiasts of different ages and nationalities, strangers quickly found common ground through informally sharing their critiques on this film. To enhance the social atmosphere, the venue offered a variety of snack and free flow combo specials.
For a similar social exchange, those who are spending Golden Week in Shanghai are invited to attend the weekly free anime screening, ‘Wolf Children’, tonight at My Place Ruin Bar at 19:45. During this screening English and Chinese subtitles will be displayed.
Other free film screenings to look forward to this week are:
Thursday October 4, 8pm: Relatos Salvajes (Spanish Language with English subtitles) at The Cactus.
Saturday October 6, 6:45pm: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring (Korean Language with English subtitles) at TY7 Bar.
Sunday October 7, 7:45 pm: Back to the future (English Language with Chinese subtitles) at Chill Out.
‘Watch and Discuss’ was formed in 2017 by Melvin Lo-Asioe, who wanted to use his passion for ‘creative events’ to ‘grow a community’ in Shanghai.
There are various regular movie screenings available outside holiday times. All films are followed by an informal discussion.
Those who want to join are encouraged to show up an hour before the film to meet and dine with fellow attendees. For more information, request joining the WeChat group by scanning the QR code in the posters.
My Place Ruin Bar: 3/F, 1788 Xinzha Lu. Metro: Jing ’an Temple Exit 3.
The Cactus: Changing Lu 888. Metro: Chanping Road Exit 5.
The Red Cactus: Yuyuan Lu 753. Metro: Jiangsu Road Exit 2.
TY7 Bar: Shaoxing Lu 35. Metro: Jiashan Road Exit 2.
Chill Out: 777 Changde Road. Metro: Changping Road Exit 3.