Reel Asian 2021 Encore: Islands


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 10, 2021 7:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 19, 2021 4:00 PM
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Country Listing:Canada
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Display Category:Partner Events
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Director(s):Martin Edralin


Reel Asian is proud to present a special encore screening of Martin Edralin's debut feature narrative Islands. A Special Jury Recognition winner at South By Southwest 2021, Islands tells the story of shy, sheltered, middle-aged Joshua, who lives with his elderly parents and is desperately lonely as he longs for a wife.

When he’s suddenly forced into a caretaking role for his family, Joshua goes further adrift into isolation, and his Scarborough bungalow feels like a prison. Help arrives unexpectedly when his cousin Marisol flies in from overseas to help—except now, Joshua finds himself confronted with emotions and experiences he’s never had before.

All tickets to this special encore screening are free.

Donations are gratefully accepted at the venue or via

The screening will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Reel Asian Head of Programming Aram Siu Wai Collier with director Martin Edralin, producer Priscilla Galvez, and select cast members.

ASL interpretation will be provided for the intro and Q&A. The film will be presented with closed captions via CaptiView technology – please contact to arrange for this accommodation.

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