Renaissance woman Sook-Yin Lee, who was born and grew up in Vancouver, has been known across Canada for her diverse and multidisciplinary work as a radio and TV broadcaster, singer, musician, actor, filmmaker, and visual artist.
From fronting the local band Bob’s Your Uncle and VJing on Much Music to hosting CBC Radio shows and starring in the sex dramedy Shortbus, Lee has pretty much done it all.
Lee went behind the camera for her directorial debut with the 2009 romcom Year of the Carnivore, which she followed up with the 2018 supernatural drama Octavio is Dead!
As the final installment in the UBC Centre for Cinema Studies' Spring Speaker Series, which highlights the work of film professionals, Lee will participate in a discussion entitled “Octavio is Dead! Canadian Film is Alive!” in which she’ll discuss her work tomorrow (April 4) from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chan Centre at UBC (6265 Crescent Road).
For more information, visit the event Facebook webpage.