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Iron Road Screening in Richmond Hill

From: Jag
Sent on: Monday, August 3, 2009 2:06 PM
Thanks to mike for mailing me this info. I would have done it as a meetup but i am unavailable that day. If anyone wants to coordinate with others going please let me know and i can schedule it. Until that time it's a FYI for those that are interested to check out. The movie has some very good actors and seems to be done well. i'll have to watch it at another screening next time. I would recommend anyone that is interested in Canadian history to check it out and let us know how it was.





What mike wrote:
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www.ironroadthemovie.com

Dear Jag,

I thought I would send you information about a benefit
screening this August 5th if you and the group might be
interested.

?IRON ROAD? Screening at Richmond Hill Centre for the
Performing Arts- August 5

In collaboration with the Town of Richmond Hill?s New Summer
Film Series, the Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad
Workers in Canada is hosting a benefit screening of ?IRON ROAD?
on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at 7:00P.M. at the Richmond Hill
Centre for the Performing Arts at 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond
Hill, Ontario ( north of Major Mackenzie Drive).

?IRON ROAD? is the first narrative film to highlight the
Chinese role in building the transcontinental railroad that
united Canada geographically and politically. It is the first
international film co-production between Canada and China in 22
years.

This screening event is a tribute to the Chinese Railroad
Workers, three of whom died for every mile of track they laid
through the rocky mountains in British Columbia from 1881 to
1885; and as a commemoration of Redress Day, the official
apology address by Prime Minister Harper on June 22nd, 2006 for
the Chinese Head Tax of 1885 to 1923 and the Chinese Exclusion
Act of 1923 to 1947.

The Members of our Foundation cordially invite you to attend
this Special Screening of ?IRON ROAD?. Question and Answer
Period will be held right after the movie.

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Richmond Hill Mini Film Festival - The Reel Thing
Participate in a truly unique cultural experience here in Richmond Hill. With the support and cooperation of the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) and Film Circuit, the Town of Richmond Hill is pleased to continue offering our own mini Film Festival - The Reel Thing - featuring critically acclaimed International and Canadian works not regularly screened.

All films will be screened at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 10268 Yonge Street. Tickets to all films are $5 and can be purchased in person at the Theatre Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the night of each screening. No advanced ticket purchases will be available.

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