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First Weekend Club: Year of the Carnivore

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 11:47am PDT
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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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  • Enter to win tickets to Sook-Yin Lee’s “Year of the Carnivore” from @Miss604

    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 Joy says:

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

    2. Don Foran says:

      Bob’s Your Uncle..!

    3. Wisam Abdulla says:

      Pick me!

    4. Dom says:

      I’m in! Looking forward to seeing it.

    5. Fawn says:

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

    6. Wilson says:

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

    7. Lisa says:

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

    8. Al says:

      Count me in!

    9. Karen says:


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

    11. Amanda says:

      That sounds like a great night!

    12. Laurie says:


    13. Laurie says:

      Yay! Thanks for having this contest.

    14. Alaina says:

      DNTO is my jam!

    15. Joyce says:

      Looks like an excellent movie!

    16. Jeff says:

      Looks like a fun movie.

    17. Evelyn says:

      woah the movie looks so awesome!

    18. Anna says:

      A comedy movie is all I need !

    19. Tazim says:

      I love anything Sook-yin does!

    20. Greg says:

      I *heart* Sook Yin Lee.

    21. A L says:

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

    22. Teresa says:

      I would love to go.

    23. Christine says:

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

    24. Liam says:

      Count me in please. Sounds like a great time!

    25. Rachel says:

      Looks interesting!

    26. Cal says:

      Love her stuff

    27. sarah says:


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