POV Co-Presents 2 Films at Reel Asian! (Win Tickets!)


The 2015 Reel Asian Film Festival returns to Toronto November 5-15 and spotlights a fully international stream of Asian cinema. The festival opens with the Canadian documentary Driving with Selvi from director Elisa Paloschi on November 5 at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Other non-fiction highlights include the participation of documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja (The World Before Her) in the industry panel Canadian Films Shot in Asia in which she discusses the process of making films abroad with directors Albert Shin (In Her Place) and Yosef Baraki, whose new Canadian-Afghan co-production Mina Walking is among the dramatic highlights of this year’s festival. The panel is free to the public.

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Speaking of opportunities to celebrate non-fiction filmmakers freely, POV is co-presenting two great screenings at this year’s Reel Asian Film Festival and we have chances your readers to win tickets to see them! This year, POV co-presents:

Changing Season: On the Matsumoto Family Farm


Changing Season: On the Matsumoto Family Farm
Dir. Jim Choi | 2015 | USA | 57 min.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00pm at AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas Street West) Marquee Section
Synopsis: “How many harvests do you have in you?” Changing Season chronicles a transitional year in the life of famed farmer and slow food advocate David “Mas” Masumoto and his compelling relationship with daughter Nikiko, who returns to the Masumoto family peach farm to continue in her father’s footsteps. (Click here for more info.)

Off the Menu


Off the Menu
Dir. Grace Lee | 2015 | USA | 55 min.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:00pm at AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas Street West) Vista Section
Synopsis: What does it mean to ”eat local”? How does ”hometown” taste? We follow award-winning Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee as she savours courses coast to coast, from Texan tofu tamales to the octopus hunt and grill, the Hawaiian way. On her tour of mind-melting fusions, farms, and kitchens, Lee meets a diverse slate of Asian Americans who devote some part of their lives to cuisine. (Click here for more info.)

Want to win a pair tickets to either of these great Reel Asian selections? POV has 2 pairs of tickets to give away to both Changing Season and Off the Menu!
Answer the trivia below for your chance to win!

Which Asian-Canadian director recently premiered the feature documentary Ninth Floor?

(Need a hint?)

Send your answer to info[at]povmagazine[dot]com with subject line “Reel Asian 2015” and tell us if you’d like tickets to Changing Season or Off the Map. Please include your full name as it is required for ticket pick-up.

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Contest closes Thursday, October 29 at noon EST.

The 2015 Reel Asian Film Festival runs November 5-15.
Please visit reelasian.com for more information on this year’s festival.