Night It Up!, in partnership with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, sponsored by Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office, will be bringing two films to the Markham Civic Centre open field! Bring your picnic mats, grab a friend, and bring some snacks to enjoy while you spend time with us under the stars!
This Year’s Movies:
Starry Starry Night (Taiwan 2011)FRIDAY JULY 15th 9:30PM
Directed by Tom Lin | Mandarin with English subtitles
SYNOPSIS: A heartwarming coming-of-age about 13-year-old Xiao Mei (Josie Xu Jiao), who begins an unlikely friendship with a mysterious new boy at school (Eric Lin Hui Ming). Together, they set out for a backpacking journey through the mountains and lean on their fantasy and imagination to overcome their inner pains. The production crew of STARRY STARRY NIGHT scouted numerous locations in Taiwan before finally discovering the beautiful and world-famous Ali Mountain where they spent over 5 million NT dollars to build a wooden cabin for the film which would later be used by the Taiwanese government to attract tourism.
The Rooftop (Taiwan 2013)SATURDAY JULY 16th 9:30pm Directed by Jay Chou | Mandarin with English subtitles
SYNOPSIS: Taiwanese pop sensation Jay Chou is Wax, a cocky drifter who lives a happy but oppressed life among the rooftops of Galilee. But a chance meeting with his dream girl, Starling (Li Xinai), takes him on a thrilling journey to change his fate. Chou’s second feature film, THE ROOFTOP is a story of friendship, romance, rivalry and destiny, filled with song and dance numbers that will delight audiences for years to come.