By Katherine Wong

What: A Year of the Carnivore
Who: A movie by Sook-Yin Lee
Date: June 18 2010
Where:
TORONTO at the Cumberland 4 Theatre (159 Cumberland Ave.)
VANCOUVER at Cinemark Tinseltown Vancouver (88 West Pender; 3rd Floor)
MONTREAL at AMC Forum 22 (2313 Rue Ste Catherine East)

As some of you may remember, Sook-Yin Lee is a former MuchMusic VJ. She was also profiled by Adrian Mack in last year’s 14.3 Space Culture Place issue.

She has since parlayed into movie and television roles across Canada. Opening June 18th, her latest movie Year of the Carnivore opens in select theatres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. She talks about her movie in the issue, Space Culture Place:

“[Lee] was working on a new solo album when the funding for Carnivore was secured. But music was also essential to the process of writing the film, she reveals. ‘Film very much borrows the same part of my imagination and brain that music does,’ she says, ‘so there’s this certain sense of timing, tempo and mood, and this certain quality in just a melody that’s almost like poetry in that it’s not completely rational, but it’s emotive through non-verbal means.’ To that end, Lee found herself listening obsessively to three particular songs, again and again, as she tapped out the screenplay to her first full-length movie.”

As the Hollywood Reporter points out, “Certain to at once charm, amuse and devastate.” (Hollywood Reporter).

A short synopsis:
It’s about a girl in love with a boy who thinks she’s bad in bed so she goes out to get more “experience”. It’s a looking-for-love-but-making-a-ton o’ mistakes story

What others are saying:

“Funny. Check. Delightful. Check. Original. Double Check!” (Dead Sexy Mag)
“Totally self-effacing, totally odd and totally beautiful.”(Paper Made Me Poor)
“A Canadian movie, Canadians actually want to see.” (Movie Fone)
“I really liked it!”    (Gus Van Sant, Filmmaker)

Also check out the official music album by Buck 65, Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz Year of the Carnivore album hits stores June 15th on Last Gang Records!

To read more about the interview with Sook-Yin Lee and her movie, you can order the issue here. The movie opens Friday JUNE 18, 2010 and can be seen in the following theatres:

TORONTO at the Cumberland 4 Theatre (159 Cumberland Ave.)
VANCOUVER at Cinemark Tinseltown Vancouver (88 West Pender; 3rd Floor)
MONTREAL at AMC Forum 22 (2313 Rue Ste Catherine East)

Read more of about the movie here.