I loved the film Double Happiness by Mina Shum. It was like a grittier Canadian version of Joy Luck Club. It starred Sandra Oh, as a young Asian Canadian woman trying to reconcile her love for her non-Asian boyfriend and her traditional Chinese Canadian parents.
Sandra Oh won a Genie award for her role in Double Happiness. How timely that Mina Shum will speak about this movie, since Oh just hosted the Genie awards on March 3rd.
UBC is celebrating 100 years, and Mina Shum has been invited to screen and give a director's talk with the audience.
Following information from www.100.ubc.ca/events/more-info/15
- 2008 UBC Centenary Screening Series – Double Happiness by Mina Shun, preceded by short film Scattering Eden
The UBC Film Production Alumni Association presents
The 2008 UBC Centenary Screening Series
February 5, March 11, May 20 & November 18th
(For UBCO listings see Learn More)
Screening of the hit debut film followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Shum about her experiences making the movie.
Please join us for a screening of the hit debut feature film Double Happiness directed by UBC Film alumna Mina Shum, preceded by the short film Scattering Eden
directed by fellow alumna Nimisha Mukerji. Following the screening will
be a lively Q&A moderated by Nimisha, where audience members will
be encouraged to ask Mina questions about her experiences in filmmaking.
Double Happiness, starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)
in her first feature role, was a ground-breaking film researched,
written and directed by Mina Shum, and had a significant impact in
Canadian cinema. In addition to the film becoming a touchstone for the
Asian-Canadian community, Mina herself has been a role model for future
generations of filmmakers.
Vancity Theatre- 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7
Screenings : SSC 026 Student Services Centre Theatre (3333 University
Way, Kelowna) at 6 PM, free admission. Please contact Denise Kenney
at (250) 807-9632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
- Vancity Theatre- 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
- March 11 6:00pm-10:00pm (604) 683-3456