First Weekend Club: Year of the Carnivore

Comments 29 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The First Weekend Club’s Canada Screens series will host a special screening of Sook-Yin Lee’s Year of the Carnivore at the District 319 theatre.

Sook-yin Lee‘s “Year of the Carnivore” is a quirky romantic comedy with an unexpected twist. Having written, directed and even composed much of the soundtrack for the film, “Year of the Carnivore” is clearly a showcase of Lee’s talents, which earned the film its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.

The film stars Ali Liebert, along with comedians Will Sasso and Kevin McDonald. You can view a trailer on YouTube here (caution: it contains mature themes).

The event will take place Thursday June 17th at 6:30pm (with the film opening in Vancouver and Toronto on the 18th). There will be a pre-show wine reception with live music and another party following the screening. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance online from the First Weekend Club.

Boneta in Gastown also offers a “Dinner & a Movie” deal to those attending First Weekend Club events. Stop by before the screening to enjoy 15% off your meal. Bring your ticket printout or confirmation in order to take part in this deal or use the keyword “Carnivore” when you arrive.

I have a pair of tickets to give away for the special screening event on the 17th, here’s how to enter to win:

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    I will draw the winner at random from all entries Thursday June 10th.

    Update The winner is Tazim (@BeingTazim). Have fun at the movie & the First Weekend Club!
    Update Tazim is unable to attend so I have drawn another winner, congratulations Lisa (@lisahemingway)!

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    1. Janni JoyThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 11:51am PST

      Love her stuff – need to get OUT!! I’ve been caretaking too LOOOOONG!

    2. Don ForanThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 11:53am PST

      Bob’s Your Uncle..!

    3. Wisam AbdullaThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 12:06pm PST

      Pick me!

    4. DomThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 12:16pm PST

      I’m in! Looking forward to seeing it.

    5. FawnThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 12:17pm PST

      Would love to see this – and the theatre is pretty cool too…

    6. WilsonThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 12:41pm PST

      Wow, Sook Yin Lee from Muchmusic back in the day? Cool.

    7. LisaThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 12:47pm PST

      Love Sook Yin Lee and would love to see her new film!

    8. AlThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 1:00pm PST

      Count me in!

    9. KarenThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 1:24pm PST


    10. Brian WheatleyThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 1:28pm PST

      I’d loved Sook-Yin Lee ever since she wrote me a letter in 1995! Which I still have…

    11. TinaThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 3:00pm PST

      pick me

    12. AmandaThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 4:03pm PST

      That sounds like a great night!

    13. LaurieThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 4:33pm PST


    14. LaurieThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 5:20pm PST

      Yay! Thanks for having this contest.

    15. AlainaThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 6:51pm PST

      DNTO is my jam!

    16. JoyceThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 8:17pm PST

      Looks like an excellent movie!

    17. JeffThursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 11:05pm PST

      Looks like a fun movie.

    18. EvelynFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 12:30am PST

      woah the movie looks so awesome!

    19. AnnaFriday, June 4th, 2010 — 4:14pm PST

      A comedy movie is all I need !

    20. TazimSaturday, June 5th, 2010 — 1:10pm PST

      I love anything Sook-yin does!

    21. GregSaturday, June 5th, 2010 — 3:20pm PST

      I *heart* Sook Yin Lee.

    22. A LSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 1:34pm PST

      Would love to see a film by Sook-Yin, plus District 319 is a fabulous venue, I hear. Thanks!

    23. TeresaSunday, June 6th, 2010 — 6:10pm PST

      I would love to go.

    24. ChristineMonday, June 7th, 2010 — 12:42pm PST

      I’m a big fan of Canadian films – I’d love to go!

    25. LiamTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 1:20pm PST

      Count me in please. Sounds like a great time!

    26. RachelTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 2:13pm PST

      Looks interesting!

    27. CalTuesday, June 8th, 2010 — 3:00pm PST

      Love her stuff

    28. sarahWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 9:13pm PST


    29. Rick ChungSunday, June 27th, 2010 — 12:06pm PST

      YEAR OF THE CARNIVORE review ::

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