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Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with new documentaries, special screenings and a very exciting visit from author Kevin Kwan.  

Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM

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You Never Walk Alone: A Night of BTS Music, Friends and Fanship

Join Lainey Lui, Ann Pornel and Hannah Sung on this Spring Day as they share how their Map of the Soul changed through loving BTS, the biggest band in the world.

Friday, May 17, 9:30 PM

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The Last Year of Darkness

Discover a bass-heavy and neon-coloured portrait of the alternative Chinese youth in a country in constant state of change that now threatens the underground club Funky Town. 
  • D: Ben Mullinkosson
  • China & USA
  • 2023
  • 95 min
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Saturday, May 18, 1:00 PM

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Ponyo Family Screening

From maestro Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, this dazzling animated film features a symphony of colour and whimsical character design which should not be missed on the big screen. 

The English dubbed version of the film will be presented.

$7.50 for 12 and under.

  • D: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Japan
  • 2008
  • 103 min
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Monday, May 27, 7:00 PM

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Kevin Kwan on Lies and Weddings Curious Minds Author Talks

Join the iconic internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy for the exclusive Canadian debut of his new novel: a juicy, hilarious and thrilling comedy of manners. 

Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada.

Friday, May 31, 9:00 PM

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Enter the Clones of Bruce

Bring all the slaps, chops, roundhouse kicks and "hi-yah"s to the screen with this wild examination of Bruce Lee mega fandom that spawned its own film genre. 

  • D: David Gregory
  • USA
  • 2023
  • 100 min
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Friday, May 17, 9:00 PM

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Crazy Rich Asians

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by seeing yourself on screen! It’s been just over five years since this powerhouse film changed the game for Asian representation. 

Join Madelyn Chung, founder of the RepresentAsian Project and Stacy Lee Kong of Friday Things, for a special pre-screening discussion.

  • D: Jon M. Chu
  • USA
  • 2018
  • 121 min
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