Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Sept 9-15)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

Hafiz Lukman's Doubt indirectly alludes to the thought process that each individual must go through in evaluating who gets their vote and what kind of future their choice will bring about (Photo: Artemis Art Gallery)

These are our top picks for the week of September 9 to 15. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Japanese Film Festival 2019: Brave Father Online
As part of Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur’s (JFKL) Japanese Film Festival 2019 (JFF), Golden Screen Cinemas will screen nationwide a variety of acclaimed titles, including Brave Father Online, a charming movie about familial bonds inspired by Japanese TV drama, Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light. The movie centres on a family whose workaholic and distant father, Akira, who on the brink of a big promotion, suddenly retires. His son, Akio, remembers playing Final Fantasy with his father when he was young, so he gifts him a copy of Final Fantasy XIV and befriends him online as an anonymous player. Akio hopes to get to know his father better but finds out more than he expected. See here for the full film list and dates.

GSC 1 Utama, E403, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ. Sept 10, 9.20pm. RM9. Buy tickets here.


Tap your feet to BonaHop’s classic swing jazz tunes and contemporary renditions of chart-topping hits. The dynamic duo — composed of sought-after jazz keyboardist Grace Leong and songstress Yvonne Chong — made their debut in 2017 at the Publika Jazz Festival and have been performing together since.

Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, KL. Sept 13 & 14, 10pm. RM10. Call 03 4260 2288 for more info.


The Millennials
This exhibition brings together 14 Gen-Y artists. As Malaysia Day draws near, these young artists share their concerns, hopes and fears about Malaysia Baru as well as their observations of economic, political and societal issues faced by Malaysians today. Conceptualised and curated by Harni Jonet, this exhibition acts as an expressive platform that allows the older generation to view Malaysia through the eyes of the country’s future leaders.

Artemis Art Gallery, Lot 21 & 22, Level G4, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, KL. Until Sept 16. For more info, see here.


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