Calgary Japanese Community Association presents Meditation Park

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Meditation Park

Director: Mina Shum Run Time: 94min Genre(s): Drama

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Summary:

Meditation Park opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei), the matriarch of a Chinese-Canadian family, hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma), along with her similarly overworked daughter (Sandra Oh in a brilliant performance) and her own family.

Maria clearly reveres Bing and the sacrifices he has made for their family – so when she discovers another woman’s panties in his pocket, she's forced to confront the harsh reality that her world may not be what it seemed.

As Maria wrestles with what to do about her discovery, she befriends a group of local eccentrics and a grumpy neighbour (Don McKellar). Maria’s journey of self-discovery soon teaches her everyone’s lives are more complicated than she has been led to believe.

“Shum mines her favourite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” – Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine
 
 

Cast: Sandra Oh
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - G
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - PG
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - PG
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - PG
Québec - PG
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - G

Venue: Calgary Nikkei Cultural and Seniors Centre

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Address:
Calgary Nikkei Cultural and Seniors Centre, 2236 – 29th Street SW, Calgary, AB, T3E 2K2
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  Pre-NCFD Event
Free Admission