Watch Scarborough on National Canadian Film Day April 20

Join us for a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Reel Asian is excited to present a FREE special screening of the critically acclaimed film Scarborough by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson as a part of National Canadian Film Day. The screening is followed by a  Q&A with one of the film’s stars, Ellie Posadas.

This is a free community screening with limited capacity and seating is available on a first come first served basis. Advance tickets are not available. 

Scarborough is the film adaptation of the award-winning novel by Catherine Hernandez. Over the course of a school year, 3 kids in a low-income neighbourhood find community and friendship at a drop-in reading program. The film is the winner of 8 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture.

April 20, 2022 at 7PM ET (6PM Doors)
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge Dundas Square
(10 Dundas St E)

Directed by
Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson

Written by
Catherine Hernandez

Liam Diaz
Mekiya Fox
Anna Claire Beitel
Felix Jedi Ingram Isaac
Cherish Violet Blood
Ellie Posadas


This screening is presented with closed captions via CaptiView. Please request a CaptiView device at check-in.

Post-screening Q&A will be recorded and made available in an accessible format post-show upon request to access-content@reelasian.com

Presenting Partner

Live Post-screening Q&A

Aram Siu Wai Collier

Aram is a filmmaker, educator, and film festival programmer. He is currently the Head of Programming at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Based in Toronto, Canada, Aram is a mixed-race Asian Canadian/American (Chinese and English/Dutch/German) and a San Francisco native who has a BFA and MFA in Film Production from the University of California at Santa Cruz and York University respectively.

Ellie Posadas
'Edna', Cast

Ellie Posadas is a Queer Filipinx-Canadian, Actor, Singer, and Creator from Toronto. She is part of the award winning comedy and theatre group, ‘Tita Collective’, aiming to tell stories of the Filipin* diaspora. Ellie was recently featured in TIFF 2021 for the world premiere of, Scarborough, based on the award-winning novel by Catherine Hernandez. Ellie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2021 for her performance as ‘Edna’ in Scarborough. Other Credits include; Wexford Plaza (34th TFF, CAAMfest, Slamdance), The Morning After (Toronto ‘Inside OUT’ Festival, Los Angeles ‘OUT fest’), Baby Blue Canoe (Toronto After Dark FF)

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