What’s better than sharing a film and making friends? On Wednesday, April 19th, in celebration of National Film Day, CSI and CSI Member Reel Canada, are opening the doors to our community and the public for a screening of “There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace”. The film, from Toronto Director Lulu Wei, explores the transformation of Honest Ed’s (CSI Annex’s former neighbour) and the impact it had on the Annex community. Stick around after the screening for some brief discussion amongst the audience, and be sure to enjoy some popcorn and drinks while you’re here.
Film: There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (Watch the Trailer!)
Run Time: 75 minutes
Synopsis: There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace looks at the transformation of a much-loved Toronto landmark, the Honest Ed’s block, through the stories of its community members who are forced to relocate when it is sold to a developer. The film chronicles the evolution of their lives as they reconcile their history with the future, all while facing the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen.
Director: Lulu Wei is a Toronto-based director and cinematographer whose work explores themes of space making, cultural identity and queerness. Lulu’s debut feature film There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace premiered at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in 2020 where it won a Rogers Audience Award and had an international festival run. The CBC broadcast version of the film was nominated for Best Directing and Best Writing at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards.
- Doors Open @ 6:30pm EDT
- Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.
- Film Starts @ 7pm EDT
- Discussion & Drinks @ 8:15pm EDT
Tickets: Register Here
- CSI Members get in Free!
- Public Tocket: Pay-What-You-Will (Suggested $10)
The ground floor of CSI Annex is fully accessible for mobility devices. Guests will enter through the south-east door – the entrance is equipped with a lift. We will provide preferred seating upon request during your ticketing selection or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The film will be in English with subtitles and the discussion will be in English.