Friday, May 30, 2008

Asian Heritage Month Ends...

Join us tomorrow at the CBC building downtown for a free screening of Karen Cho's In the Shadow of Gold Mountain. Reel Asian is pleased to be a community partner for these screenings along with our fellow Asian Canadian organizations MyBindi, the Toronto Sikh Professionals, and the North American Association of Asian Professionals (Toronto Chapter). Admission is FREE, but seating is very limited -- reservations are required. Events will include a pre-screening reception in the CBC Atrium where guests with reservations can register/check-in and relax with light refreshments before being escorted up to the third-floor screening room.* A Q&A panel discussion with filmmakers and invited guests follows each screening.

RA at a Subtle Techonlogies...

The RA crew headed over to Innis to attend the Subtle Technologies festival. That's Patricia Lee on the right. She's the festival manager and RA's former Industry coordinator. Last night it also happen to be Patricia's Birthday! For our tamer pictures, click on the image above!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Reel Asian Spring Showcase Pictures!

WELL, The Reel Asian Spring Showcase happened this weekend at York University. Thanks to all the volunteers for making sure everything went by smoothly. Click on the photo below to see more pics!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Reel Asian Showcase Line Up!!!

Just two more days!!!
May 23
Price Family Cinema
Accolade East Building
Dir. Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung
May 24
Room 004
Accolade East Building
Moderator: Ted Goossen
Nat Taylor Cinema
Ross Building N102
Dir. Ali Kazimi
Canadian Shorts Programme
Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
May 25
Nat Taylor Cinema
Ross Building N102
Dir. Cheuk Kwan
Dir: Ying Liang
Dir. Vu T. Thu Ha

Thursday, May 15, 2008

China Earthquake and Myanmar Cyclone...

On May 3rd, a cyclone hit Myanmar killing over 100,000 people. Myanmar is in desperate need for help from the global community.

On May 12th, a 7.9 earthquake hit the Sichuan region of China. The Chinese government has reported the death toll at 50,000, but my guess as the salvage and rescue operations continue, we're likely to see a lot more fatalities.

Please click on the banners to find out how you can help. You don't always have to help out by giving money. Volunteer your time, spread the word, donate old clothes. We can all do a little to help out a lot.

Pittsburgh: Silkscreen Film Festival

Check out photos from Reel Asian's trip to Pittsburgh for the Silk Screen Film Festival!

A Chink in the Armour...

The screening of A Chink in the Armour went very well. A great turn out and the children and Baun Mah really got a long. Click on the picture above to see Baun signing some autographs.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Reel Asian Spring Showcase!!!

Hey folks! HERE IT IS!!! See you there!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


What a gorgeous day today! Summer is finally here! Check out pics from our battle with TIFFs baseball team.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Reel Asian Spring Showcase!!!

Clear your calendar folks! You thought you had to wait to November to get your Asian film fix? We here at Reel Asian are cooking up something special for May 23-25.

Reel Asian is mounting a weekend showcase of film screenings on the York University campus as part of the Asian Heritage Month Festival put on by Asian Heritage Month-CFACI. We got a program of screenings and panels that includes both encore presentations and new work that you won't want to miss.

Oh, did I mention, ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE!!!!!! That's right. So round up your friends and fellow Asian film lovers and join us at York. Oh, and as a former York Student, I will let you in on a secret. (The opening film is playing in the brand new Accolade theatre. The theatre is equipped with a DLP Christie Projector. Christie projectors boasts one of the brightest bulbs in the industry.)

Keep checking back here for the official announcement of films. Or join our newsletter for updates!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Coming up on May 14: A Chink In The Armour at York Woods Library Theatre

Reel Asian is teaming up with JVS Toronto to present a free all-ages screening of Baun Mah's humorous documentary short A Chink In The Armour at the York Woods Library Theatre (Finch b/w Jane & Keele). The densely-populated highrises of the Jane-Finch area represent an excellent opportunity for Reel Asian to do outreach to Asian Canadian youth & students, and this mid-week afternoon screening is designed to engage school groups as well as families.

A Chink In The Armour
Baun Mah | Canada 2004 | 26min | Video
1:30 PM | Wednesday May 14, 2008 | Free | All-Ages Screening
York Woods Library Theatre | 1785 Finch Avenue West

A hilarious Michael Moore-style documentary looking at Chinese stereotypes in North America. Do the Chinese really know kung fu? Are they all good at math? The results are comical, always informative, and offer a unique glimpse into Chinese-Canadian culture.

Filmmaker Baun Mah will be on hand to do a live Q&A with the audience afterwards. Admission is free, but registration is recommended (especially for large groups) - call 416-395-5980.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Asian Canada On Screen: Live at the Agincourt Library...

Today was my first official day in the office as online coordinator!

Christina making some business calls.

Today, we headed up to Scarborough for a community screening at the Agincourt Library. We screened three films by filmmakers featured in our book Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen.

Slightseer | website
Midi Onodera | Canada 2001 | 3min | Video

Some people say that cinema in its present state is on the verge of dying. But cinema is much more than just the magical chemistry concealed within this format. It is imagination, faith, and suspension of belief. It is our collective past, a reflection of ourselves. Without this history we are doomed to repeat the past. Without our continued thirst to quench our vision we are simply sightseers in a "global image economy".

Good Luck Counting Sheep | website
Khanhthuan Tran | Canada 2007 | 4min | BetacamSP

Celine's Concert Series '98 SOLD OUT! Fans desperate for tickets can't wait until Dolly the Sheep, the new mascot announces the winners of the three front row tickets! Based on a front-page story, this pop-adaptation was originally an illustrated comic book in 2001.

Wilson Leaves Home
| website
Nicole Chung | Canada 2007 | 12min

While taking care of his sickly father, Wilson, a young professional, still lives at home. His girlfriend, however, has other ideas (like living together). His dad can't stop eating junk food, and it looks like there is a lady other than Wilson's mom around...

Heather, Deanna and Khanhthuan.