Community Screening of The Remnants (공동정범) & Panel with documentary filmmaker Min Sook Lee and antrhopologist Jesook Song.
Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown,Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards and most recently, Canadian Hillman Prize winner Migrant Dreams. Lee is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Lee is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University, her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art+social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.
Jesook Song is Professor of Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is an urban anthropologist with interests in housing, finance, welfare, labor, gender, and sexuality. Her first book, South Koreans in the Debt Crisis (Duke University Press, 2009) deals with homelessness and youth unemployment during the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s to early millennium. Her second book Living On Their Own(SUNY Press, 2014) is about single household and informal financial markets through single women’s struggle in South Korea.
Film Notes for The Remants (공동정범)
No country for the shattered lives of the survivors of state violence.
In October 2015, evicted residents who had been previously imprisoned on a controversial charge of killing a police officer assembled for the first time after the Yongsan Disaster six years ago. They had occupied a watchtower protesting against unreasonable redevelopment policies and against the violent suppression used by riot police in the first 25 hours of their sit-in demonstration. Their colleagues had died from a fire, the causes of which are unknown, and they became criminals. Their delight in meeting again lasts only briefly. The ‘comrades’ exchange cruel words while blaming each other
In 2009, a fire broke out during an unprepared and immediate suppression and took the lives of five tenants and one SWAT member. Two Doors, the previous work, strived to reconstruct the truth of this incident from the police officers’ perspective and drew audiences totaling seventy six thousand, a record-breaking success as a Korean independent documentary film. It subsequently directed the filmmakers to make a follow-up work from the evictees’ point of view. This film, The Remnants,revisits the bare face of the state violence through the shattered lives of the survivors.
Director: Il-rhan Kim, Hyuk-sang Lee
Producer: Il-rhan Kim, Hyuk-sang Lee
Cinematography: Hyuk-sang Lee
Editing: Il-rhan Kim, Hyuk-sang Lee
Sound designer: Yong-soo Pyo
Music: Eui-kyoung Choi
Ju-hwan Kim, Chang-su Kim, Chung-yeon Lee, Seok-jun Ji, Ju-seok Chun
2014 The 6th DMZ Korean International Film Festival
– DMZ Docs Best Korean Project
2014 Incheon Docs Port
– Best Korean Project and SJM Cultural Foundation Fund
2016 The 8th DMZ Korean International Film Festival
– Best Korean Documentary Award and Audience Award
2016 The 21st Busan International Film Festival
2016 42nd Seoul Independent Film Festival
– Excellence Award
2017 The 5th Muju Film Festival
– Audience Award
2017 The 4th Chunchon International Documentary Film Festival
– the grand prize
Pinks: Solidarity for Sexual Minority Cultures & Human Rightsis the non-profit NGO’s for sexual minority cultures in Korea, since its foundation in 2003, has broadened social awareness of minorities by producing various documentaries.
-Kiki’s Delivery Service & Your Name
-FREE Japanese dessert for all supplied by HCafe Japanese Cafe! ($8 value, if you only get 1!)
-A cosplay contest for prizes (So please cosplay if you’re up to it)
-Authentic Studio Ghibli merchandise imported from Japan
-Miyazaki tracks played by our favourite pianist @pianokyd_
every movie ticket purchased gives you a chance to win prizes!
-Limited spots in the beautiful Fox Theatre (beach is 5 minutes away)
-potential beach fun antics afterwards with your guest!! Perfect photo/date opportunity!
In April 2017, Culture Toronto held it’s first Studio Ghibli Double Feature because we love anime and Hayao Miyazaki does some of the best anime movies ever – since the date was April 1st, we call these events Foolish for Ghibli! As we branch out using other anime, we’ll never forget the standard we started with – now these are Foolish for Ghibli PLUS events!
After a ton of votes, Culture Toronto is pleased to announce that this Foolish For Ghibli PLUS Double Feature will be showcasing Kiki’s Delivery Service and Your Name as the fan favourites! This event is more than just a screening, where cosplay is not only encouraged, but rewarded, as we vote for the best costumes with prizes sponsored by Toronto’s Hairy Tarantula! There will also be the most authentic Studio Ghibli merchandise you’ve ever seen in Toronto as we have personally hand imported everything directly from Japan. This is finally so much more than a theatre experience – you’re bound to leave with a bunch of great memories of food and people and merchandise, and with pictures too. To top it all off, everyone who purchases a ticket is eligible to win our epic door prizes.
Early bird tickets $35 + HST (lol way too cheap but you deserve it for early support)
Normal pricing only $45 + HST starting in December or January
At The Door: $55 + HST
THE DEAL: The cost includes 2 movies in a historic theatre in Toronto near the beaches. If this were a VIP cineplex event just showing the movies alone that would be $60 + HST! The cake you’re getting is free, worth up $8-16 depending on how many slices you get to have. The Ghibli merchandise there is absolutely exclusive, not seen anywhere in Toronto and 100% imported from Japan, personally by CTO’s Sherif. The effort of many human beings in spreading the word and making sure your experience runs without a hiccup is priceless as everyone on the team wants you to have an epic anime and cosplay experience. Live music by a no face and a performance by Bear Sailor Moon is icing on the cake 🙂 – now do you see how awesome the price is?