REED: the life and works of Roy Kiyooka – film screening on Fri. May 21 min read

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Roy Kiyooka, REED, the life and works

“He was like a reed of some kind, a musical instrument or a plant, you know, it’s the same kind of wavering and receptive to every nuance in you,” writer Michael Ondaatje.

The twentieth anniversary of the death of the poet, painter, sculptor and photographer will be commemorated with a screening of REED, a documentary by his daughter Fumiko Kiyooka:

“In this film I tried to capture the essence of who my father was by working with footage I shot of his friends, colleagues and family.”

Before the screening at Tonari Gumi in Vancouver, Fumiko Kiyooka, Roy Miki and Henry Tsang will discuss Roy Kiyooka’s legacy. After the screening there will be a question period.

REED: the life and works of Roy Kiyooka will be screened at Tonari Gumi (101-42 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver). Reception at 6 p.m. Screening at 7 p.m. Admission: $15. For more info, go to the explorASIAN website.

For more on the film, go to the Moving Images website.

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