Next Stage

The Next Stage Theatre Festival, the winter showcase of the Fringe of Toronto, is on now through the 14th of January.  There are eight plays and of the four I’m seeing, two have connections to Reel Asian. I just got […]

I’m On A Train!

My friend Janet Lumb heads up Accès Asie, Montréal’s festival of Asian arts and culture held during May of each year.  They just celebrated their 15th year, making them Canada’s oldest and longest-running Asian Heritage Month (AHM) festival.  This weekend […]

Livin’ in the blogs of the common people

Stopped in at the Duke of York for the September edition of the Toronto Film Bloggers Meet-Up organized by James McNally of Toronto Screen Shots. This monthly pub night brings together a large cross-section of Toronto’s most passionate and articulate […]

AFIN Reception 2010

The annual Asian Film Industry Network reception at the Japan Foundation was another jam-packed affair this year – word is getting around that the annual celebration of Asian films and filmmakers at TIFF is always well-catered with lots of food. […]

Paul Wong visits!

Vancouver-based video artist Paul Wong dropped by the offices for a surprise visit and posed for a pic with Joyce Wong (director of communications) and Sonia Sakamoto-Jog (executive director). He’s here for a family wedding, not for TIFF, but says […]

Saturday brunch + films at TELUS TAIWANfest

Reel Asian and imagineNATIVE are joint community partners for all the films being presented this weekend at TELUS TAIWANfest.  Subtitled CROSSOVER: Rise of Indie Nation, this is the Vancouver-based organization’s second year in Toronto. I headed down to the Studio Theatre […]

Fortune Cookies + Films at Harbourfront

My iPhone pic doesn’t really do it justice, but a great crowd came out on Friday night for the Canadian premiere of The Killing of a Chinese Cookie, a light-hearted doc by Japanese American director Derek Shimoda. The film helped kick […]