Please join us for the screening of 9-MAN, a documentary film about the sport 9-man played in Chinatowns across the USA and Canada. The Screening will be followed by a Q & A with film director Ursula Liang who will be joining us remotely.

Largely undiscovered by the mainstream, the 9-Man game is a gritty, athletic, chaotic urban treasure traditionally played in parking lots and back alleys and it is fiercely protected by a community of men who require that 2/3 of players are “100% Chinese.” A 9-Man tournament grew in the 1930’s, at a time when anti-Chinese sentiment and laws forced restaurant workers and laundrymen to socialize exclusively amongst themselves. Today it’s a lasting connection to Chinatown for a dynamic community of men who know a different, more integrated world, but still fight to maintain autonomy and tradition. https://www.9-man.com/


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  • Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2024
  • Time & Duration: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (EST) (2h 30m)
  • Cost:
    • General


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Music Room (2006)