Pigpen Cinema Presents: DAVID BOWIE: Five Years

The Grumpy Pig x P.I.G. China

Tuesday, January 20 2015

Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30

65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails

Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks

Space is limited to 35 seats

First come first serve

More on the film:

DAVID BOWIE: Five Years (2013, 90 min, Dir: Francis Whately)

An intimate documentary spanning five key years in David Bowie’s music career, featuring a wealth of unseen footage and charting the star’s continual evolution through various roles, making him an icon of our times. This portrait explores Bowie’s regeneration in Berlin, and his numerous critical triumphs, and features interviews with all of his closest collaborators.

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJrLec4RBXY

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODUyMTUyNDQ0.html

Flying V and CRCR group art show in Paris

Animators and Digital artists make their careers out of producing art on assignment, but that doesn’t mean they’re not creating their own work out of pure love in their spare time. The art exhibition PLAYGROUND, held at La galerie L’Attrape Rêve in Paris from January 6-18, is an opportunity for the work that professional designers including P.I.G.-repped Flying V and CRCR make for fun, when off-duty, to finally be appreciated by others. January 18 is arriving soon, so get there quick!

CRCR

Lilanz – Chen Dao Ming: A Journey of Simplicity in Northern Europe

Acclaimed actor Chen Daoming is an artist who has mastered his craft thanks to his boundless love for life and immutable desire for exploration.

Being a captivating screen thespian and a spokesman for Lilanz menswear, Chen Daoming followed his hunger for inspiration to that most picturesquely arranged of world cities, Copenhagen, Denmark.

A pleasant, route-less bike ride through beautifully architected Nordic boulevards was just what the actor needed to quell his yearning for the simple, yet sophisticated.

Created by Suntchi, produced by PIG China, and directed by renowned TV drama director Shen Yan (We Have Nowhere to Place Youth), “A Journey to Explore Simplicity” is a short highlighting how classically styled and expertly crafted fashion can be a source of inspiration, an encapsulation of culture, and an embodiment of the simple, yet sophisticated.

Pigpen Cinema Presents: Pablo

Tuesday, December 16

Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30

65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails

Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks

Space is limited to 35 seats

First come first serve

More on the film:

Pablo (2012, 90 min, USA, Dir: Richard Goldgewicht)

Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Psycho, Men in Black, Napoleon Dynamite – the iconic title sequences of these films were all designed by one man: Pablo Ferro. PABLO is an animated biography that takes us through the exhilarating saga of design legend Pablo Ferro. The documentary footage chronicles the eccentric lifestyle of a 72-year-old artist responsible for creating the opening title sequences for many of the greatest films of the last fifty years. Narrated by Jeff Bridges & featuring appearances by many of Pablo’s illustrious friends and collaborators, PABLO is a celebration of Pablo Ferros magic and creative spirit, which ultimately triumphs a tragic-comic roller coaster life story.

Trailer:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTkyNTQ3MzI4.html

Pigpen Cinema Presents: NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

Tuesday, November 18
Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails
Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks
Space is limited to 35 seats
First come first serve

More on the film:
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC (2014, 74 min, USA, Dir: One9)
Featuring: Nas (Nasir Jones), Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip
Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas’s evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

Trailer:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzcyMzA4MDI0.html

Toyota Levin Short Film

Toyota Levin, a hollywood short film produced by our sister company P.I.G. U.S.A. based in L.A.

New Work: Black Opium

P.I.G. recently co-produced the “Black Opium” with Iconoclast for Yves Saint Laurent.

Pigpen Cinema Presents: FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Tuesday, Oct 21st
Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30

65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails
Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks

Space is limited to 35 seats
First come first serve

More on the film:

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
2013, 83 min, USA, Dir: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier spent her life as a nanny, secretly taking over 100,000 photographs. Hidden during her lifetime, Maier’s work was discovered by pure chance when amateur historian John Maloof ended up with a stash of her photos at an auction. Fascinated, he searched for more—and for the story behind the woman. Now, this unsung art- ist’s strange and riveting life and work are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Trailer:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTE1NjgzNDQ4.html

BMW F22 Launch Campaign

On March 12, 2014, the BMW 2 Series Coupé officially arrived in China. To announce its momentous arrival, Cannes Lion award-winning French director and interactive pioneer Laurent King collaborated with Hollywood cinematographer Garry wall and P.I.G.’s international team to present 3 exciting stunts, broadcast live online, to demonstrate the BMW 2 Series Coupé’s powerful performance:

 

Firewall Drag Race (The stunt used to debut the vehicle, as voted for by BMW’s site visitors)

Chicken Stunt (Later Premiered Online)

and Flaming Slaloms (Later Premiered Online)

Recent case studies reveal that the BMW 2 Series’ highly advanced system, dynamic driving performance, handsome design and luxurious feel are revolutionary and unparalleled in the automotive industry. Expertly crafted and descending from a fierce lineage, the BMW 2 Series Coupé emanates an unflinching spirit of rebellion, inside and out.

Not only did we at P.I.G. witness these heart-pounding driving challenges up close, we were also there to document all that made their fiery, thrilling splendor possible.  We proudly present the story behind the game-changing feat that is the BMW Series 2 Coupé interactive launch campaign. Join as we retrace how the pyrotechnicians, producers, director Laurent King, and cinematographer Garry Wall unified to ignite the flames and introduce the BMW Series 2 Coupé in a dauntless blaze of glory.

Audi A8L by Paul Mignot

Co-produced by P.I.G. China and Quad, Audi unveils its latest campaign for the A8L, shot in Spain this summer and directed by Paul Mignot.

Click here for Press release