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

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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

Pigpen Cinema Presents: Chef

Tuesday, September 9th
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:

USA, 30 May 2014. 114 min. Director: Jon Favreau,
Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl’s ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy’s tech savvy and Martin’s enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.

Trailer

New Work Featured Gloria Tang Tsz-kei

Recent work from P.I.G. China featured young Hongkong star Gloria Tang Tsz-kei

Pigpen Cinema Presents: My Architect

Pigpen Cinema Presents: My Architect

Tuesday, August 19th
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:

World Premiere. USA, 2003. 116 min. Director: NATHANIEL KAHN,
Louis Kahn, a giant among twentieth-century architects, left a legacy of brilliantly designed and engineered buildings that have a tough beauty and deep spirit. His work challenges us to discover an astonishing sensibility and poetry through light, space, and texture. Kahn’s personal life was even more mysterious, and his death, alone and unidentified in Penn Station in 1974, revealed that he led not a double but a triple life, shuttling between his legitimate family and two women and the children they bore him. One of these, his son Nathaniel, takes us on a personal journey to consider the contradictions of this complicated genius and eccentric parent.

Trailer:

Laurent King’s New BMW Campaign