The Drummer will be screening at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, May 9th at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, 12th at 6 p.m. Writer/director Kenneth Bi and producer Rosa Li will be present on the 9th for a Q & A session after the screening. (The Gene Siskel Film Center website will be updating the May calendar in a few days.)
Rice Rhapsody just opened the Toronto Singapore Film Festival on 3rd April at the Revue Theatre in Toronto.
After the screening, we had an online Q & A with the audience in Toronto and me at home in Hong Kong.
It was my first time doing an online Q & A. The audience could see me but I couldn't see them. I did hear the whole cinema laugh when I made a joke.
It was interesting that Rice Rhapsody was selected to open this festival. Festival activities for this film had ended at the beginning of 2006. I was honored to have more people see the film on a big screen but too bad I could not make it to Toronto this time.