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Highlight: The Taiwan Oyster (台灣牡蠣)

By Noan Buchan  /  Staff reporter

The Taiwan Oyster returns for an encore this Sunday.

Photo Courtesy of Urban Nomad

The Urban Nomad Film Festival will put on an extra screening of The Taiwan Oyster (台灣牡蠣) on Sunday at 12:20pm at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914). The feature-length indie film, directed by Mark Jarrett, who lived in Taichung from 1999 to 2001, is a coming-of-age tale that contemplates death. Set in Taiwan soon after the 921 Earthquake, it follows the alcohol-fueled adventures of Simon (Billy Harvey) and Darin (Jeff Palmiotti), two American expats who steal the corpse of their “countryman” Jeb (Will Mounger) after he dies because of a silly accident. They strike out from Taipei, traveling south to find him a final resting place. Along the way they meet Nikita (Leonora Lim), a Taiwanese woman who serves as a kind of foil to their expat excesses. Visit www.urbannomad.tw for a complete schedule of festival film screenings.

■ The movie will be shown at Building 3 East A (3東A ), Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號). Tickets are NT$220, or NT$170 with a valid student ID

■ Sunday at 12:20pm

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