Galas Announced

Every year, Reel Asian’s Gala screenings feature highly anticipated titles with special guests in attendance!

This year Reel Asian’s 2013 programming includes 60 films from 14 countries. Our highly anticipated gala screenings will include the premiere of a Cannes Film Festival gala film, a trio of horror stories with a Hong Kong flavour, and the inspiring story of a Taiwanese American basketball player who has become a household name in just 2 years. Reel Asian proudly presents:

Toronto Opening Night Gala Presentation: BOMBAY TALKIES
Tue Nov 5, 7:00pm – Isabel Bader Theatre
Directors: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap
India 2013 | 128:00 | Hindi & English with English subtitles | Rated PG | Canadian Premiere
Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, this Cannes Film Festival Gala film showcases the power of storytelling by four of Mumbai’s hottest independent filmmakers. Featuring Bollywood stars Rani Mukerji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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Centrepiece Presentation: TALES FROM THE DARK PART 1

Fri Nov 8, 8:00pm – The Royal
Directors: Simon Yam (in attendance), Fruit Chan, Lee Chi-ngai
Hong Kong 2013 | 114:00 | Cantonese with English subtitles | Rated 18A | Toronto Premiere
From grave-digging and ghost-hunting to revenge-seeking and demon-exorcising, directors Simon Yam, Lee Chi-Ngai and Fruit Chan create three distinct tales of Hong Kong horror to chill your bones, make you sweat and keep you hearing the whispers in the night.
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Toronto Closing Gala: LINSANITY

Sun Nov 10, 8:00pm – The Royal
Director: Evan Jackson Leong (in attendance)
USA 2013 | 88:00 | English, Mandarin with English subtitles | Rated G | Toronto Premiere
The meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, from an NBA benchwarmer to a worldwide phenomenon, coined the term “Linsanity” and created one of the most unforgettable stories in sports and Asian American history.
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**note: there will be an encore screening of LINSANITY in Richmond Hill on Sat Nov 16, 4:30pm

To view full programming line-up, go to festival schedule here.