Can you believe we got two of San Francisco’s biggest cinephiles together to talk about Japanese cartoons? It’s true! Hell on Frisco Bay‘s Brian Darr and VCinema’s very own Adam Hartzell put down their Godards and Fassbinders and get together with Adam’s wife Seiko to talk about the 14-film Studio Ghibli retrospective that’s been touring around to select US cities courtesy of GKIDS.
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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).