Reel Asian is co-presenting DISORDER at the 17th Hot Docs Film Festival – screenings are May 1 @ 9:00pm and May 4 @ 9:15pm. Plus lots more Asian/Asian-Canadian docs!
Reel Asian kicks off Asian Heritage Month 2010 with an evening co-presentation of Disorder (現在是過去的未來), by Chinese filmmaker Huang Weikai (黃偉凱), at the Cumberland Cinemas in Yorkville. The film will be preceded by Swedish director Jonas Odell‘s Tussilago as part of the International Spectrum programme at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The programme will screen again on May 4 at Innis Town Hall.
Now entering its 17th year, Hot Docs has established itself as one of the world’s leading organizations devoted to the art & business of documentary practice. In addition to putting on their annual festival, Hot Docs has several initiatives including the Toronto Documentary Forum, a world-class market, an international congress and solid year-round programming.
Dir: Huang Weikai (黃偉凱) | China | 58min | Film in Chinese with English subtitles | Toronto Premiere
Download the trailer (FLV format) or watch it at the Hot Docs page | Download the one-sheet (PDF)
9:00 PM | Saturday, May 1, 2010 | Cumberland Cinemas 3 | 159 Cumberland St | $12
9:15 PM | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Av | $12
Compellingly absurd street scenes – an abandoned baby, a seizure of illegal bear paws, pigs running rampant on the freeway – capture life in a nameless Chinese city facing the moral growing pains resulting from rapidly encroaching development.
In addition to our co-presentation, here are some other documentaries with Asian and Asian Canadian content:
Babies | Thomas Balmès
France | 79min | In English, Himba, Japanese & Mongolian with English subtitles
We Don’t Care About Music Anyway | Cédric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz
France | 80min | In Japanese with English subtitles
The Invention Of Dr. Nakamats | Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Denmark | 59min | In English and Japanese with English subtitles
The House Of Suh | Iris K. Shim
USA | 90min | In English and Korean with English subtitles
Shinjuku Boys | Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams
UK, Japan | 53min | In Japanese with English subtitles
Ito – A Diary Of An Urban Priest | Pirjo Honkasalo
Finland | 111min | In Japanese with English subtitles
Sona, The Other Myself | Yang Yonghi
Japan, South Korea | 82min | In Japanese and Korean with English subtitles
Gaea Girls | Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams
UK, Japan | 106min | In Japanese with English subtitles
Enemies Of The People | Thet Sambath, Rob Lemkin
Cambodia, Great Britain | 94min | In Khmer with English subtitles
Dish: Women, Waitressing & The Art Of Service | Maya Gallus
Canada | 70min | In English
Individual tickets to Hot Docs screenings are $12, with late-night screenings (after 11:00 PM) only $5. Advance tickets and a variety of passes are available from the documentary Box Office on the lower level of Hazelton Lanes (55 Avenue Rd, just north of Bloor). Online ticketing is available or call 416 637 5150 to charge-by-phone. Same-day sales, subject to availability, begin at the venues one hour before that venue’s first screening of the day. A limited quantity of same-day tickets to daytime screenings (before 6pm) will be made available FREE OF CHARGE for seniors and students.