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Pulled Strings – A Celebration of Chinese Food, Film and Music
November 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm MST$20
Pulled Strings is a short film directed by Calgary filmmaker Vicki Van Chau, that blends together traditional Chinese food and music, demonstrating the passing down of culture and traditions between generations. Exploring the intricate connection between the strands of the noodles with the strings of the instruments, it creates a poetic montage that emphasizes the beauty of Chinese craft and culture, and the unspoken relationship between a father and his daughter. Starring Ken Chau, Tiffany Chau, Jeffrey Chao, and Sylvia Lee.
The film had it’s world premiere at the Edmonton International Film Festival and will also be screening at the Edmonton Short Film Festival, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (St. John’s, NL), Devour! The Food Film Fest (Wolfville, NS), and Seoul International Food Film Festival (Seoul, Korea), with more screenings to come.
Live musical performances will accompany the film screening featuring members of the Calgary Chinese Orchestra and the Harmony Guzheng Ensemble.
Following the screening and performances will be a live pulled noodle demonstration by chef Ken Chau, who is featured in the short film. There will also be a pulled noodle tasting, hand-pulled by the chefs atCalan Beef Noodle, the first hand pulled noodle restaurant in Calgary. The noodles will be tossed in a delicous savoury sauce made by Ken with a meat or vegetarian option.
Tickets: $20 at https://www.showpass.com/pulledstrings/
FREE for kids ages 12 and under with accompanying adult