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The Grizzlie Truth

Directed by Kathleen S. Jayme

Award-winning filmmaker and super fan Kat Jayme sets out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her beloved hometown NBA team in hopes of bringing them back. In her obsessive quest to find out what really happened to the team and its cult fandom, she unravels the mystery that’s haunted the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies fans for 20 years. The Grizzlie Truth is a ’true-crime style’ story exploring the deep roots of fandom, and an irreverent expose of the wild business of professional sports.

This film will screen in person only.

Directed by Kathleen S. Jayme
Produced by Michael Tanko Grand and James Brown

Director’s Bio: Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. Her breakthrough documentary Finding Big Country has screened to sold out theatres and been met with critical acclaim. It was the winner of the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) prestigious People’s Choice Award and the #MustSeeBC award as voted by the VIFF audience. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program and also worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated and oversaw over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Wed, Nov 8
6:00 pm