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Ilo Ilo: U. Heights Library / Piada

This film was shown at this year's CIFF, and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 100% Fresh!





FILMED IN 2013, 99 MIN

SYNOPSIS: Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. 

6:00 MOVIE - Downstairs in the University Heights Public Library - FREE

It's a very casual setting, with about a dozen chairs and a movie screen.  

7:45 EATS/DISCUSSION -  If anyone wants to go somewhere after, we could try Piada - Italian Street Food across the street at Cedar Center (or I'm open to other suggestions). 

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  • Barb P

    Not going to be able to make it today, sick with a sinus infection. Hope everyone has a good time.

    May 19, 2014

    • Lynda

      Sorry to hear that, Barb. Hope you feel better soon.

      May 19, 2014

  • Carolina

    I'd like to see this if I'm in town - will know better at the end of the week. Piada sounds fine to me.

    May 14, 2014

  • Vivian

    I want to see this but not 100% sure I can make it. should know better by the end of the week. I wanted to see this at the festival but couldn't squeeze it in.

    May 13, 2014

    • Lynda

      Now's your chance! Hope you make it.

      May 13, 2014

  • Barb P

    So do we meet at 6 or 7?

    May 3, 2014

    • Lynda

      I'm so sorry, don't know why I had it at 7. It starts at 6.. Meet me in the library downstairs a little before 6 if you can, so we can get the seats we want. Thanks!

      May 12, 2014

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