Author Archives: Chris Chin

A Century of Chinese Cinema

Three years in the making, the Toronto International Film Festival’s massive retrospective A Century of Chinese Cinema (on now through August 11) is indeed a breathtaking spectacle.  With 80 films, art exhibitions, and plenty of special guests, this is a … Continue reading

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Asian Heritage Month: Mountains That Take Wing

In this clip from Spike Lee‘s 1992 film Malcolm X, the assassinated civil rights leader (played by Denzel Washington) is shown dying in the arms of his wife, played by Angela Bassett. Undepicted on screen, and largely ignored in the … Continue reading

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Reel Asian Co-presentations & Asian Picks at Images Festival

It was standing-room only tonight at the catalogue launch for the 26th edition of the Images Festival, held at the Urbanspace Gallery. Now that the programming has been released to the public, we’re pleased to announce that we are co-presenting … Continue reading

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Under The Bridge

Today was the second day of the Subtext Multi-Arts Festival, a weekend celebration of arts & culture produced by the Scarborough Arts Council. The SAC was an important community partner for Reel Asian last year on our commissioned programme, Suite … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update (US,Eh! Edition): Blair Fukumura, Jeff Chiba Stearns

Toronto-based filmmaker Blair Fukumura (Catalogue, RA 2008) is making his Hollywood debut at the 15th annual LA Shorts Fest with his new animation work, Paper World.  It screens in competition program 15 on July 24 at 1:00pm, and Fukumura is … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Updates (West Coast!): Jason Karman, Paul Wong

A couple of quick hits from two of Reel Asian’s left-coast family: Jason Karman‘s documentary short Fortune Cooking has recently been picked up by the National Screen Institute for their year-round online short film festival.  Karman was in town last … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Updates: Inside Out Edition

Last night, the 21st edition of the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival wrapped up another very successful year — the first at their new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox. Reel Asian is extremely proud of Sonia Hong, who received … Continue reading

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Being Inside Inside Out

The 21st edition of Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival, kicks off this evening and I am thrilled to be a part of it again.  While I’ve been a patron-level member for many years, this year I … Continue reading

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Coming ‘home’

I’m back in my foggy City by the Sea, my west-coast left-coast home by the Bay. I lived in San Francisco from 1995 to 2000, and even though I left SF more than a decade ago, a part of me … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Arvin Chen

US-born/Taipei-based filmmaker Arvin Chen, whose award-winning film Au Revoir Taipei closed our 2010 festival, also took part in an artist talk during our Industry Series.  His commitment to the next generation of filmmakers was on display again recently  Tweet this!

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