Sunday, October 12, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: CinemAsia Sabu Soirée Gala on November 11th

by Chris MaGee

For those of you in Toronto who attended the Japanese Short Film Festival you'll definitely have seen fliers for this event, but for all of you who weren't there here are details on a night that fans of Japanese cinema will definitely be interested in.

On Tuesday, November 11th starting at 6:30 at the Innis Town Hall Theatre CinemAsia and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival will be presenting what is being billed as the Sabu Soirée. The Soirée will consist of the the Toronto premiere screening of Hiroyuki Tanaka a.k.a Sabu's 2000 comedy "Monday" followed by a lecture "Fits of Laughter" given by Eric Cazdyn, Professor of Comparative Literature and Film Studies at the University of Toronto, plus a post-screening party to help kick off the 2008 Reel Asian Film Festival. Click here for ticket details.

If you can't make the big Soirée don't worry as there will also be a screening of Sabu's 2003 film "The Blessing Bell" on Friday November 14th at 2:30 pm in conjunction with this event.

And to whet your appetite check out the trailer for "Monday" below:

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