In Conversation With Sandra Oh at The Cinematheque

Comments 29 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Cinematheque presents Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, starting January 8th and running until January 18th, featuring the best Canadian films from the last year. Established in 2001 by the Toronto International Film Festival, this celebration of excellence in our national cinema showcases Canadian achievements in both feature-length and short-form films.

The festival also includes a special onstage conversation with award-winning film and television actress Sandra Oh (Double Happiness, Sideways, Grey’s Anatomy) on January 18th at The Cinematheque.


In Conversation With Sandra Oh

At TIFF’s first-ever presentation of its popular In Conversation With event series in Vancouver, TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey will sit down with Sandra Oh, as well as Vancouver filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, to talk about Oh’s career and her upcoming animated feature with Fleming, Window Horses.

What: In Conversation with Sandra Oh
When: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 6:00pm
Where: The Cinematheque at 1131 Howe Street in Vancouver
Tickets: $21 online. Cinematheque membership not required. No passes accepted for this special event.

Sandra Oh grew up in Ottawa and studied at Canada’s National Theatre School in Montreal. She is celebrated for her Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild Award-winning work on the popular TV drama Grey’s Anatomy, and for her work in groundbreaking independent films from both sides of the border, including Mina Shum’s Double Happiness and Alexander Payne’s Sideways.

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29 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. BonnieThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 11:49am PST

    Dr. Christina Yang

  2. Carson CarsonThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 11:53am PST

    Great job as Evelyn Lau on CBC

  3. Velma SandryThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 11:58am PST

    Dr Christina Yang

  4. SanazThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 12:02pm PST

    As stephanie in Sideways

  5. ElizabethThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 12:14pm PST

    Dr. Christina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy.

  6. kayThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 3:02pm PST

    Dr. Yang!

  7. OanaThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 4:56pm PST

    Dr. Yang, of course! I would love to go see her.

  8. Katie BorrettThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 5:22pm PST

    Fav Sandra oh character is when she played the best friend in under the Tuscan sun:)

  9. Anita SharmaThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 6:42pm PST

    Dr. Christina Yang!

  10. MaryThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 8:18pm PST

    My favourite Sandra Oh character is Dr. Christina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy!
    So many quotes here are some:

    -Oh, screw beautiful, I’m brilliant! You wanna appease me, compliment my brain!

    -If there’s no food, I’m going home.

    -How am I supposed to get through the holidays without liquor?

    -I’m laughing, just not externally.

    -Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.

    -Pretty good is not enough, I wanna be great.

    -(She wore red on her wedding day) I’m not wearing white. It’s sexist and vaguely racist.

    -If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.

    -Being aware of your crap, and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.

    -There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That’s when real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.

  11. KayThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 8:31pm PST

    Christina Yang

  12. bjhThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 10:07pm PST

    Christina Yang!

  13. DebraThursday, January 8th, 2015 — 10:47pm PST

    Jade Li in Mina Shum’s, Double Happiness (filmed in Vancouver)!

  14. John PattersonFriday, January 9th, 2015 — 9:46am PST

    Sandra played Evelyn Lau in a tv movie. I will bring Evelyn to meet Sandra if I receive the tickets.

  15. RebeccaFriday, January 9th, 2015 — 6:12pm PST

    I loved her in the movie, “Last a Night” when she also played a character named Sandra.

  16. LindaFriday, January 9th, 2015 — 9:47pm PST

    Jade Li (Double Happiness)

  17. DonaldSaturday, January 10th, 2015 — 8:27am PST

    Stephanie in Sideways

  18. Karen FestejoSaturday, January 10th, 2015 — 5:07pm PST

    “shut up and dance it out” Cristina Yang to Meredith Grey

  19. JoanneSaturday, January 10th, 2015 — 9:23pm PST

    Christina Yang.

  20. PierreSunday, January 11th, 2015 — 8:30am PST

    Dr. Yang from Grey’s Anatomy and my favourite quote is “You are my person. You will always be my person.”

  21. Kim ReesSunday, January 11th, 2015 — 10:50am PST

    Dr. Christina Yang “You are my person”

  22. VaniaSunday, January 11th, 2015 — 1:46pm PST

    Yang! “He’s very dreamy, but hr’s not the sun. You are.”

  23. NatalienSunday, January 11th, 2015 — 6:16pm PST

    Dr. Yang “you’re my person”

  24. StotesTuesday, January 13th, 2015 — 6:54am PST

    Dr. Christina Yang!

    “How am I supposed to get through the holidays without liquor?”

  25. LindaTuesday, January 13th, 2015 — 2:14pm PST

    The friend in Under the Tuscan Sun.

  26. Lorena GrandeTuesday, January 13th, 2015 — 10:07pm PST

    There are so many great roles she’s played. I choose her character of the friend
    “Under the Tuscan Sun”

  27. TracyTuesday, January 13th, 2015 — 11:06pm PST

    Dr Yang!

  28. Teresa KTuesday, January 13th, 2015 — 11:08pm PST

    Dr. Yang

  29. Grace TsouFriday, January 16th, 2015 — 3:02pm PST

    Dr. Yang: ” You are my person. You will always be my person”.

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