This article was written By Jon Jung on 09 Jul 2012, and is filed under Uncategorized.

About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).

Bonus Episode 12: New York Asian Film Festival Special

In this New York Asian Film Festival 2012 special episode, VCinema Show co-host Dr. Stan Glick (aka “Stoonie Gee”) had the opportunity to sit down  and talk with Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho-cheung and Taiwanese filmmakers Giddens Ko and Michelle Chen.  Best known for darkly humorous films such as Dream Home and A.V., Pang talks to Stan about Vulgaria, his latest and the festival’s opening film.  Ko and Chen, director and star of You Are the Apple of My Eye, talk about their film, which has earned accolades across Asia and earned Chen the festival’s “Rising Star” award.

(Editor’s note: please note that, in the intro to this episode, I erroneously state that Ko and Chen are “Hong Kong filmmakers”.  The two are, in fact, from Taiwan as I later imply when I talk about the film.  As a person who has family from both Hong Kong and Taiwan, I apologize to the filmmakers for the slip of tongue.) 


Direct link: New York Asian Film Festival special

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