The Flamboyant Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives /亮麗炫耀的─高雄電影圖書館
The important movie cultural center in southern Taiwan is now opening! Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives does not only set up a good example for bringing unused buildings to live but also create an ambiance of abundant movie culture. Its various activities such as film festival and relevant exhibitions has boosted its function of entertainment, making the use of the architecture to the full.
World of Multi-images
Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives is established in a refurbished unused architecture. The tone of inside decoration is mainly sliver gray. Its trendy materials impressed people as avant-garde. The theme building creates a broad and bright effect in its limited space by using light and shadow. You can feel the magic of movie once you enter the kingdom of the light.
Theater for the Citizens
The successful design of software and hardware in the film library is well liked by audience of different ages. Its fashionable style attracts the youngsters. Taiwanese classic film exhibition, the very first activity since its opening, has already invited certain amount of audience. While "Ducking Family" (Yang-ya Jen-chia) was screening during the Chinese classic film exhibition, the projection room on the third floor was so full that some audience had to sit on the isle. Amazingly, there was no complaint. The same scenario took place during the French film festival. From the audience's enthuastic participation, we can see that Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives has become a good place for citizens of all ages to enjoy films.
Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives aims to become a library of volunteers. Since its opening, volunteers' contribution is highly appreciated by the public. There are three shifts a day, ten members per shift. Before there is formal staff from the organization, these volunteers are the important power to keep the library running smoothly.
Culture along Love River/Rebirth of the Community
A sparkling point can lighten its surrounding area. Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives plays the role to enlarge this point to a surface. Starting from Love River, the whole Yan-cheng community becomes more active.
Film library as a staring point, Love River as a visiting route and together with the surrounding area, we can draw a recreation map of art along Love River. People can stroll along the river, enjoy the scenery, visit the museum and taste some local snacks.
In the future, whether it's in movie culture or community infrastructure, Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archives will attract people from everywhere like a shining ray of light.