A film still from Pulled Strings
Pulled Strings | Still: Courtesy of Vicki Van Chau

Pulled Strings

Don’t miss this celebration of Chinese food, film, and music

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Enjoy the Calgary premiere of Pulled Strings and experience the traditional Chinese music and food that inspired the short film.

Directed by Calgary filmmaker Vicki Van Chau, Pulled Strings demonstrates the passing down of culture and traditions between generations. Exploring the intricate connection between the strands of the noodles with the strings of the instruments, it creates a poetic montage that emphasizes the beauty of Chinese craft and culture as well as the unspoken relationship between a father and his daughter.

Starring Ken Chau, Tiffany Chau, Jeffrey Chao, and Sylvia Lee, live musical performances from members of the Calgary Chinese Orchestra and the Harmony Guzheng Ensemble accompany the screening. The afternoon wraps with a live pulled noodle demonstration by chef Ken Chau and a pulled noodle tasting, hand-pulled by the chefs at Calan Beef Noodle, the first hand pulled noodle restaurant in Calgary.

Pulled Strings takes place at 1:30pm on November 4, 2018 at Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE).