C-Town Summer Cinema
C-Town Summer Cinema is on this evening (Sunday 3 September) at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Courtyard in Chinatown (Pender & Carrall streets). This is an outdoor event (organized by a to-be-launched magazine, Schema) in the heart of Chinatown to showcase Chinese-Canadian cinema. This year’s films are Eve and the Fire Horse (warning: Flash only), the debut film by Julia Kwan, who won a Sundance award for it and Smile and Nod, by Katie Yu. And that’s not all: Filmmakers and cast will be present to introduce their films and answer questions afterwards.
The event begins at 7 pm, with
some of Vancouver’s finest DJs (unnamed, hmm). Film showings start at 9 pm, and will cost you only $2 (for a Moving Pictures membership); nothing if you’re already a member, or are a senior or a child. Moving Pictures is a Vancouver-based travelling film festival showcasing Canadian films, and is one of the presenters of the event.
This year is only the event’s second year–is that enough to qualify it as an annual event? I hope it continues in future years as one of the many events in Vancouver’s calendar. Such a deal: $2 for two movies with filmmakers and cast in attendance, plus music, in a great setting.