11.14.2007

toronto reel asian international film festival opens tonight


That's right, Toronto readers. The day has finally arrived. The 11th Annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival opens tonight with the Opening Night screening of Justin Lin's Finishing the Game. In case you haven't heard, it's a comedy about the search for a new Bruce Lee. Tonight, 7:00pm at Bloor Cinema. With a special appearance by star Dustin Nguyen! The one and only. There's also the Opening Night Gala Party (free with ticket stub) at the Century Room. Reel Asian will show you how to party.

The festival runs tonight through November 18, with all sorts of great screenings and events, with over 77 films (59 premieres) from 13 countries. View the full schedule here. Throughout the festival, be sure to check out Reel Asian's second annual industry series of panel discussions, salon sessions, workshops and mentorship opportunities for Asian Canadian filmmakers, aspiring or otherwise. Also check out the festival's music showcase RAMeN: Reel Asian Music Night featuring These Electric Lives, Dance Electric and The Flashboyz. Designed to get your ass moving. This Friday, November 16 at The Courthouse.

That's Canadian flavor. For all the information you need on the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, go here.