Friday Flicks pay tribute to Asian Heritage Month in Burnaby

The Burnaby Public Library is marking Asian Heritage Month with its Friday Flicks series in May.

Friday Flicks run weekly at the Tommy Douglas library branch (7311 Kingsway).

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On May 3, the series features a showing of the hit film Crazy Rich Asians, starting at 6:30 p.m. For May 10, audiences can travel back to the groundbreaking 1993 film The Joy Luck Club, starting at 6:10 p.m.

On May 17, it’s Persepolis, the Academy Award-nominated animated film that follows the Islamic Revolution through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl. It starts at 6:25 p.m.

On May 24, audiences can check out He Named Me Malala, starting at 6:45 p.m. The film tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the internationally known children’s rights activist and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

The month winds up with a screening of Lion on May 31, starting at 6:20 p.m. Based on a true story, the film (starring Dev Patel) tells the story of Saroo Brierly, who got lost on a train in India at the age of five and survived alone for weeks on the streets of Calcutta before being transferred to an agency and eventually adopted by an Australian couple.

All movie screenings are free, and you don’t need to register ahead. See www.bpl.bc.ca/events, or call 604-522-3971 for details.

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