Crazy Rich Asians

Asian Heritage Month
  • a man and a woman embracing in front of fans
  • two women talking in a clothing store


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 17 9:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Festival Info
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jon M. Chu


Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by seeing yourself on screen, with this special event hosted by the RepresentASIAN Project.

It’s been just over five years since Crazy Rich Asians hit the big screen and changed the game for Asian representation in film. And five years since the film inspired Madelyn Chung's first article in what would become the RepresentASIAN Project.

The first Hollywood film in 25 years to feature a predominantly Asian cast since Joy Luck Club, the box office hit showcased Asian characters who were not stereotypical nerds nor martial arts masters, but the leads of a romantic comedy.

Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, directed by Jon M. Chu (In the Heights, Wicked), adapted for screen by Adele Lim (Joy Ride, Raya and the Last Dragon) and featuring powerhouse performances from Michelle Yeoh and Constance Wu, this film is rich in title and in Asian talent from start to finish.


Join Madelyn Chung, founder of the RepresentASIAN Project and Stacy Lee Kong of Friday Things, for a special pre-screening discussion of why Crazy Rich Asians is so impactful, and how far we’ve come in Asian representation since its release.

Arrive early for complimentary tea courtesy of The Alley. Your choice of Special Edition Red Grape Tea Sangria or classic Royal No. 9 Milk Tea while supplies last.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10) | Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

Want more? Join Kevin Kwan, the iconic internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy for the exclusive Canadian debut of his new novel on Monday, May 27.

Asian Heritage Month: Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with new documentaries, special screenings and a very exciting visit from author Kevin Kwan.

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