Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Doc Fortnight 2017 at MoMA, February 19-26

One of the most anticipated film series of the year for any docuphile is Doc Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art’s international festival of nonfiction film and media. Doc Fortnight presents some of the most […]

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on Feb, 18 · in Announcements

Preview – CAAMFest 35, March 9th-19th, 2017

Film festivals can have an impact. If there was any doubt about this, check out a post on Phil Yu’s Angry Asian Man website by New Zealander director Roseanne Liang. In that post, Liang recalls a […]

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on Feb, 16 · in Announcements

Call For Papers – Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond (University of Hull, 14-15 September 2017)

What is film genre? Does it still matter in today’s film production, distribution and consumption? How have some film genres become so closely associated with a nation or region, such as Chinese martial arts films, […]

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on Jan, 12

A Tale of Two Men: Angel of Nanjing (China, 2015) and Gatekeeper (Japan, 2016)

Angel of Nanjing by Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo and Gatekeeper by Yung Chang are documentaries that address suicide and suicide prevention in China and Japan, respectively. More specifically, each film is set in one […]

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on Jan, 03

My Dad and Mr. Ito (Japan, 2016) [Reel Asian 2016]

Yuki Tanada’s latest comedy-drama My Dad and Mr. Ito is so conventional in its set-up and ensuing narrative complications that it could almost have been conceived as an exercise in sidestepping dramatic cliché. Indeed, its […]

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on Dec, 29

Zhang Wei Tackles the Sensitive Issue of Autism with Destiny (China, 2016)

Destiny is the third feature by entrepreneur-turned-director Zhang Wei. Following the success of his previous film Factory Boss (2014), a tale of a sweatshop owner that won the Best Actor award at the Montreal World […]

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on Dec, 27

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