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On June 2, we are pleased to present films at Cineplex Cinemas, Scarborough Town Centre, as part of Together We Rise, a celebration of the Greater Toronto Area’s Asian diaspora heritage and artists.
From 6:30 – 8 PM, we will be screening Scarborough Shorts followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and at 8:30 PM we will have our feature presentation of EEGA by director S.S. Rajamouli.
Noor Khan | Canada | 2018 | 2 min | English with English Subtitles
Noor Khan dedicates EAST: A Relationship to her connection with the land. East, is where Khan comes from, the Middle East & South Asia, as well as her location in relation to Toronto, i.e. Scarborough. Full of powerful imagery that touch upon her lived experiences, Khan’s short yet resonating film underlies a critical understanding of oneself, community, and accountability to land.
Amar Wala | Canada | 2019 | 11 min | English
This day starts off like any other for Ash (or Asheesh) until he sees a note from his Mom about reaching out to his estranged father.
Sahar Golshan | Canada | 2019 | 8 min | English
A weekend drive around Scarborough between father and daughter prompts reflection on cars, labour, and family.
Noor Khan | Canada | 2021 | 3:20 | English
‘EMPIRE’ is an investigation of what we consider public space. The film questions the relevance and utility of preserved places, by following the journey of a South Asian elder walking home from an ethnic grocery store close to Scarborough Museum (the home of Scarborough’s earliest European-descendant settlers). An audio interview with the artist’s mother provides context into western imperial housing design(s), its role in the memory of people of colour, as well as the ways that these structures have been re-claimed and re-constructed as spaces of joy and cultural preservation.
Joyce Wong | Canada | 2006 | 13 min | English
The story of Chloe Chan begins in elementary school, where she finds it difficult to fit in with the other kids. Being picked on daily by school bullies, Chloe develops her first crush on fellow introvert Matthew. She can identify with this shy, quiet white boy who is also bullied. They rarely talk, but as she grows, so does her fondness for him. One day her hopes of romance come true and she finally gets a chance to be with him. But in this satirical love story, things are not that simple and love is not as blind as we wish it to be.
S. S. Rajamouli | India | 2012 | 2 h 25 min
Content Advisory: violence; guns/gunfire; death/dying
A man loves a woman but is killed by another jealous man, who lusts after the woman. He is reincarnated as a fly and decides to avenge his death. He teams up with the woman to make the murderer’s life a living hell.
Friday, June 2, 2023
Scarborough Shorts: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Feature Presentation: 8:30 PM – 11:15 PM
FREE TO ATTEND
Cineplex Cinemas, Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Drive Yonge
Toronto, ON, M1P 4P5
The Scarborough Shorts screening has mixed captioning
The Feature Presentation screening is presented in Telegu, with full English subtitles