Wednesday, May 23. 2018
5:00PM - 6:00PM AGM - Free Admission
6:15PM - 7:15PM Reception - Ticketed
7:15PM - 9:00PM Film Screening and Discussion - Ticketed
This year’s AGM will be a truly exceptional event. Join us for an extra special screening of the critically acclaimed film Wexford Plaza and meet Joyce Wong, the great Canadian woman filmmaker behind it.
Joyce Wong is a red-hot, award-winning up-and-coming director and writer already generating excitement around the world! She is an alumna of the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus, the 2016 TIFF Talent Lab and was named one of CBC’s 17 for 17' great Canadian filmmakers of the future.
Wexford Plaza has received outstanding reviews. It screened in competition at Slamdance in 2017, was awarded the Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award by the Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco, nominated for the Toronto Film Critics Association's Best Canadian Film Award, and nominated for the John Dunning Discovery Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Wexford Plaza is an awkwardly humorous film about a lonely female security guard working at a deteriorating strip mall. Isolated and friendless, a glimmer of hope appears when a make-up salesman shows her kindness, leading to an unexpected sexual encounter. Although our protagonist and her paramour are well-meaning in their intentions, their behavior ends up causing both of their lives to unravel.
“An uncommonly empathetic approach to cinematic storytelling…yearning and emotionally naked performances…signals Wong as a major talent to watch”.
“A millennial’s take on Rashomon, with humour, soul-searching and social media commentary included in the fractured glances. It’s so well put together, it’s hard to believe this is Wong’s first feature”.
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