18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:04
Reel Asian co-presentations at Images

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Reel Asian is proud to co-present Lukas Nino (Lukas the Strange) and Your Day is My Night at Images.
The Images Festival is taking place April 11-20, 2013 at various venues around the city.  

Tickets on sale now. Buy your tickets online here.

Reel Asian & Images co-present:

LUKAS NINO (LUKAS THE STRANGE)
Sun Apr 14 @ 9:00pm
AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas St W)
Dir John Torres | Philippines 2013 | Video | 82:00

A young girl narrates the story of a missing actress, a missing local man and all the ensuing excitement and disruption that occur when a film crew comes to town to shoot a movie. All the inhabitants, young and old, hope to get a part in the production and spend their days rehearsing, auditioning and talking about the movie. In the midst of it all, 13-year-old Lukas is confronted by the disappearance of his father, who is rumoured to be a tikbalang – half man, half horse. Wandering through the village, Lukas wonders what his father’s condition means for him and what special powers he might have inherited. Will he be able to run faster, jump higher? Can it be that flexing his muscles will cause the light of day suddenly to dim? More here.

Preceded by
LIGHT STREAMING
Dir Kathleen Rugh | USA 2012 | 16mm | 7:00

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT 
Fri Apr 19 @ 6:30pm
AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas St W)
Dir Lynne Sachs | USA 2013 | video | 64:00

In this captivating hybrid documentary shot in New York, director Lynne Sachs utilizes the bed as both starting and focal point for inquiry into the personal and collective experiences of a household of immigrants living in a “shift-bed” apartment in Chinatown. Initially documented in Jacob Riis’ controversial photography of the late 19th century, a shift-bed is a bed that is shared or rented in several-hour increments by people who are neither in the same family nor in a relationship. Since the advent of tenement housing in the Lower East Side, working class people have shared beds, making such spaces a definable and fundamental part of immigrant life. Over a century later, the shift-bed remains a necessity for many, triggered by socio-economic barriers embedded within the urban experience. More here.