The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a favourite Toronto staple that takes place annually after TIFF, so don’t let your movie exhaustion get to you. This year’s Reel Asian is celebrating its 15th anniversary! And, in honour of the special occasion, they’re presenting a free screening of 2009 festival favourite White on Rice.
Directed by American Dave Boyle, the film is a funny and cynical look at the life of 40-year-old Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe, of The Last Samurai and Letters From Iwo Jima), while he falls in love with an impossibly beautiful girl and shares a bunkbed (and life advice) with his precocious 10-year-old nephew. Watch the trailer here (you’ll see how adorable the film’s tone is).
Reel Asian will announce their complete festival line-up on October 11 (so stay tuned here for details), and the festival takes place from November 8th to 13th in Toronto, and then continues on November 18th and 19th in Richmond Hill.
As for the free White on Rice screening, you can catch it this Saturday night (Sept. 24th) at 7:00 pm at the Toronto Underground Cinema on Queen and Spadina.
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