A film is the result of hundreds of people working together, from the director overseeing it all to the guy who insults the actors so they can cry realistically. Witness movie magic with this GrouponLive deal to the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, at the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas from Thursday, November 1, to Sunday, November 4. Choose from the following options:
For $15, you get two tickets to the opening-night presentation, Daylight Savings, on Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (a $34 value).
For $10, you get two tickets to your choice of evening program that screens after 6 p.m. Thursday, November 1, through Saturday, November 3 (a $24 value). See the schedule.
For $8, you get two tickets to your choice of matinee program that screens between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4 (a $20 value). See the schedule.
For $12, you get two tickets to the closing-night presentation, White Frog, on Sunday, November 4, at 8 p.m. (a $34 value).
Each option also includes membership for both people to the Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society, which is required to attend the shows.
Launched in 1996, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival is Canada's premier source of cinematic diversity, offering North American Asian filmmakers a stage for their short films, documentaries, and feature-length films. For the fest’s 16th anniversary, it gathers together a schedule that stirs up emotion with devastating drama and unflinching realism mixed with ample doses of romance and comedy. Thursday night's opening feature, Daylight Savings, continues the story of lovelorn musician Goh in the much-anticipated sequel to last year's festival sell-out, Surrogate Valentine. Matinee showings treat shorter attention spans and those who’ve come unstuck in time to a wealth of abbreviated films that illuminate cultural differences, including Saturday's "Finding Home" program with Ring Laila, a documentary that depicts the life of India's first Muslim female boxer, and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, a visual poem of strength and strife in the wave of Japan's 2011 tsunami. Evening features include the centrepiece presentation, Sunset Stories, a high-speed cinematic girl's night about romance and a race for a bone-marrow transplant from the cowriter of the hit Better Luck Tomorrow. Quinten Lee's fifth film White Frog, starring Booboo Stewart of the Twilight saga, closes the festival on a heart-tugging note of family drama with the coming-of-age tale of a boy with Asperger's syndrome.