FND2017 Closing Night Party
Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz
Saturday, October 7
The Ship, 10pm
$10 • Tickets available at the door
Minimalism, simplicity, melody and experimentalism are guiding principles of their sound. She is a filmmaker, musician, actor, artist, choreographer, and broadcaster. Adam is a writer and professor of Film Studies and English. Their debut album was released on Last Gang Records.
Sook-Yin grew up in Vancouver, where she started the art-rock band Bob’s Your Uncle before going solo and moving to Toronto. Her first job launched her into the public eye as a VJ on MuchMusic. She hosted and co-produced the personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio One and makes the CBC program Sleepover. Sook-Yin gained notoriety as the star of the groundbreaking movie Shortbus, a favourite at Cannes, and went on to write and direct the movie Year of the Carnivore and the upcoming Octavio is Dead! dealing with a recurring theme: the lives of girls and young women as they navigate a confusing and difficult world.
She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in the film Jack, and makes experimental dance narratives (How Can I Forget, On Display, Sphere of Banished Suffering). Her stories are told through music, film, video, photos, comics, movement and radio. Her songs have been covered by artists like Neko Case, and she has released albums on Last Gang (Electric Blues, with Slan, and the Genie-nominated soundtrack for her movie, co-created by Buck 65 and Adam Litovitz).
Adam Litovitz has contributed to The Globe and Mail, New York Magazine, Vulture, and Hazlitt. He is in the duo JOOJ with frequent collaborator Sook-Yin, and they co-created the original music score for the film Year of the Carnivore with Buck 65, and the upcoming score for Sook-Yin’s second feature.