LIFT Co-Presentation at Reel Asian: RECOLLECTIONS

(LIFT) Co-Presentation at Reel Asian: RECOLLECTIONS

RECOLLECTIONS
Reel Asian Youth Programme

Presenting Sponsor: Canwest

Community Partner: LIFT

Youth Shorts Presentation

 

(LIFT) Co-Presentation at Reel Asian: RECOLLECTIONS

RECOLLECTIONS
Reel Asian Youth Programme

Presenting Sponsor: Canwest

Community Partner: LIFT

Youth Shorts Presentation

 

Thursday, November 13, 2008
1:00 PM
NFB Cinema,150 John Street

Focusing on lovely familiar moments as well as personal hardships, four filmmakers explore the uncertainties of memory using tangible “archival: remnants, such as bubble gum, microfiche, and sign language.

NOVEMBER 12 to 16, 2008 – The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival celebrates its 12th year as Canada’s longest running showcase of contemporary cinema by East and Southeast Asian moviemakers from around the world, including Canada! The festival is an eagerly anticipated annual event that attracts thousands of attendees to five frenetic days of screenings, industry panels, workshops, receptions and galas.

For full festival information, tickets & passes visit: www.reelasian.com

 

PROGRAM: RECOLLECTIONS

 

SUNG
Nina Yuen
2008 | 7 min. | USA | MiniDV
A man stands in the trees waiting to get sprayed by a garden hose. A couple wrestles on the couch and the man tries to imitate water, rain, and wind. A woman ties photocopies of the man’s shirts to her chest and walks about town. Yuen’s videos are compiled of small intimate moments like these that seem like you’re not supposed to be watching them. Sung recounts a lost relationship through performances to the camera, confessions, memories, and apologies.

NINA YUEN was born in Hawaii in 1981. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard University in 2003. She is now a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

 

DREAM OF ME
Agnes Moon
2007 | 10 min. | USA | Film Format: MiniDV
“Dream of Me” is a fragmented portrait of Danielle, the filmmaker’s sister she never knew. Separated by adoption and killed suddenly in a car accident, Danielle is portrayed in this video through testimony from various subjects and home movie footage of another Danielle who acts as an imagined surrogate for the filmmaker’s actual and lost sister.

AGNES MOON is an award-winning experimental film and video maker. Her work has screened at festivals and venues such as the Pacific Film Archives, Anthology Film Archives, Impakt, Viper, Videoex, Paris/Berlin International Meetings, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the Gwangju Biennale, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

 

SPEECH MEMORY
Caroline Key
2007 | 23 min. | 16mm
“Speech Memory” tells the story of Key’s grandfather, a deaf-mute Korean who was born under Japanese occupation of his country and communicated by using only Japanese sign language. Through conversations with her father, Key looks at family history, immigration, identity, and language.

CAROLINE JIN KEY was born in 1980 in Los Angeles, USA. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Currently she is employed as a freelance production sound recordist.

 

POINT OF DEPARTURE
Iris Ng
2007 | 26 min. | Canada | DigiBeta
To what extent and to what end can familial memoirs be (re-)experienced? Point of Departure converges scattered pieces of family history as Ng combines audio interviews, archival footage, and sites on 16mm film of Hong Kong to test the parallels between architectural spaces and the strength of personal memories.

IRIS NG was born in Toronto, Canada, and is a graduate of York University’s film production program. She is a director of photography of feature length and short narrative, documentary, and experimental films including Circa 1960 by Chris Curreri (Toronto International Film Festival in 2006), and Rushes for 5 Hats by Oliver Husain. The short documentary Point of Departure is her directorial debut.

 

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