372. Asian Heritage Month Film Festival 2013

Your tax dollars are at work.  You are invited to this free festival. Please read the following  which we just received. Ruth.


Date: Sunday May 26, 2013
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue
Map at
http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html (St. George Stn)
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FREE ADMISSION: Please register at asianheritagecanadian@yahoo.ca


 HIGHLIGHT: Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) did the score for “Sohni Sapna”


 2:30 pm   Chinese Restaurants
Chinese Restaurants tells the story of the Chinese Diaspora through its most recognizable and enduring icon – the family-run Chinese restaurant.  Cheuk Kwan takes us on a tour of restaurants around the world, bringing us into the lives of extraordinary families as they share moving stories of struggle, courage, displacement and belonging, and what it means to be “Chinese” today.  (Info. from http://chineserestaurants.tv/)


 4:30 pm  Panel on “The Future of Asian Filmmaking”
Panelists: Directors Cheuk Kwan (Chinese Restaurant), Dev Khanna, Shaleen Sangha (Sohni Sapna)
Moderated by Bobby Del Rio, ReelWorld Film Festival


 6:00 pm  Festival of Asian Canadian Short Films:
The Evening News: A film about age, time and regret. An elderly man, unable to sleep who then turns to his wife to confess the very moment he fell in love with her. Unfolding in real time, it is a simple, quiet yet very powerful film on the necessity to speak what we feel.


 Sohni Sapna (Beautiful Dream):  Sohni is in love with a dream. Her dreams are the sequel to the old Indian folk tale she heard all her life, ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. In this tragic love story, the lovers meet every night, despite opposition. Sohni comes to believe she is the reincarnation of the heroine in ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ and she drifts further away from reality. When her husband discovers her secret romance with her dreams, she is forced to make a choice between her dreams and reality.


 Unlocked: A teenage girl has to decide whether or not to donate her hair to charity


 Audition Day:  One day in the life of Melissa Chaubert, French actress, trying to get work. This is a parody of the unglamorous and highly competitive world of auditions, agents, casting directors and producers like you’ve never seen before.   (All info. from imdb.com)


Presented by:
Asian Heritage Month–Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network
In partnership with
ReelWorld Film Festival and Telefilm Canada


 Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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