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The Killing of a Chinese Cookie
Aug 20 2010 | 7:30PM | Studio Theatre (York Quay Centre) | Free
Dir. Derek Shimoda | 2008 | 74min | English
A hilarious look at the origins of the ubiquitous, and uniquely American, Chinese fortune cookie. Canadian premiere!
Chinese Restaurants: Beyond Frontiers
Aug 21 2010 | 5:00PM | Studio Theatre (York Quay Centre) | Free
Dir. Cheuk Kwan | 2005 | Canada, India, Brazil | 80min | English with some Cantonese, Mandarin and Portugese
Followed by director Q&A hosted by Lily Cho
Chinese Restaurants tells the story of the Chinese diaspora through its most recognizable and enduring icon – the family-run Chinese restaurant. Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan travels to the cities of India and into the jungles of the Brazilian Amazon and comes face to face with Chinese communities who have transcended geographical, political and social frontiers.
Read Schema's article on Cheuk Kwan here!
Kung Fu Chefs
Aug 21 2010 | 8:00PM | Studio Theatre (York Quay Centre) | Free
Dir. Wing Kin Yip | 2009 | 92min | Cantonese w/ Eng. Sub.
The legendary Sammo Hung teams up with Louis Fan (IP Man) and Yuen Clan action choreographers (Matrix, Kill Bill) for a full feast of kitchen kung fu! Canadian premiere!
Aug 22 2010 | 3:30PM | Studio Theatre (York Quay Centre) | Free
Dir.Uruphong Raksasad | 2009 | 122 min | Thai w/ Eng. Sub.
Facing seizure of their own lands, two families find themselves farming together on the same field, hoping to get through just another rice-farming season like any other year. But no matter how much the world is evolving, how much the country is going through economic, political and social changes, they still cannot grasp that ideology of happiness.