Reel Asian Film Festival (RA) has again chosen to have the festival's final screening in Richmond Hill.
It is the 7th consecutive year for coming to Richmond Hill.
RA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. I believe this is a real feat, having seen other festivals come and go. It has grown and is offering more films and different experiences. I have gotten to know the staff, and three of the talented young ladies have taken time to have babies. So there is now a Wee Asian component. Check out their web site to learn more. www.reelasian.com
This year, on November 19th, 7 pm, at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, they are bringing to Richmond Hill My Egg Boy – a Taiwanese comical tale on freezing time for the sake of prolonging the pursuit of love.
Click on image to view trailer
There are easy to read English subtitles. Rated 14A. North American Premier
Even if this is not your usual genre for films I think you will enjoy this.
And, actor Rhydian Vaughan and director Fu Tien Yu will come to Richmond Hill for a Q & A.
Refreshments served after the film!
OnRichmondhill.com is a Reel Asian Community Partner and can offer a 25% ticket discount.
Regular price tickets - $20. With promo code PARTYHAT , $15. Click here to order.
RA has hoped to be showing another film in the afternoon, Weed on Fire, but due to unexpected last minute technical issues it has needed to move to a UofT theatre. Baseball fans may really enjoy it.
The festival opens November 8th. There may be films that will entice you to go downtown! www.reelasian.com
For those of you whom are of Asian heritage it will be fun to see a portrayal of your culture on the big screen. For those of other cultures, it is an opportunity to get a glimpse of another culture in our own back yards, rather than flying for 12+ hours!
For their 20th Anniversary celebrations they created a trailer of 20 people who have supported them. I was honoured to be asked to be part of it. Informally, I have been referred to as “the older white lady”. I’d really like to not stand out in the crowd!
I do believe that such exposure to alternative cultures assists us in being more comfortable and confident in our cross culture connections.
So, think about who you’d like to join you to see this film.