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Suite Suite Chinatown


Hosted by Aram Collier
Featuring Lesley Loksi Chan, Lillian Chan, Heather Keung, Serena Lee, Howie Shia, Joyce Wong,  Arthur Yeung

Suite Suite Chinatown, a mashed-up experimental omnibus film by seven Chinese Canadian filmmakers set to live music, premiered at the Reel Asian Film Festival in 2010 and toured over the next four years with stops in Montreal, San Francisco, Winnipeg, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou and back home again in Mississauga and Toronto.

Howie Shia and Lillian Chan’s Chinatown Overture is an organic animation that alludes to a changing and literally “fluid” Chinatown, while their Lipsynch animations observe the diversity of Chinese culture and language.

Joyce Wong's excitingly inclusive HOW TO PARTY has audiences stomping their feet.

Aram Siu Wai Collier's neo-noir Plastic Future spins the space and values of Chinatown from a new perspective.

Elizabeth Street, by Lesley Loksi Chan, features a lone image of Toronto's original Chinatown and comments on our abilities to turn history on and off.
Heather Keung's Auntie and Uncles are brooding and boisterous, re-scanned home-move tributes to family characters familiar to us all.

Serena Lee's Pretty Lucky is a saturated collision of YouTube and karaoke videos with folk art traditions that together are both endearing and tacky.

The prompt was simple: “Make a film about Chinatown and what that means to you”

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