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

Hooligan Sparrow (China, 2016)

“That’s me with the camera…Those guys are watching me because of the camera…What follows is the story I captured before they took the camera from me.” – Wang Nanfu, Hooligan Sparrow It’s sometimes easy to […]

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on Nov, 01

Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan, Japan Society, November 8 – December 17

Established by the larger-than-life, controversial businessman, producer and visionary Haruki Kadokawa, the game-changing Kadokawa Film studio redefined Japanese popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed […]

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on Oct, 26

Headshot (Indonesia, 2016)

The plotline for the Mo Brothers’ (Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel) Headshot may sound familiar: a man (Iko Uwais) found on a shore, wounded and unconscious, wakes up in a rural hospital unable to remember […]

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on Oct, 25

Crosscurrent (China, 2016)

Yang Chao’s second feature-length work Crosscurrent presents a largely missed — albeit strikingly shot — opportunity. Yes, the film is richly textured in terms of visuals, established in the atmospheric opening long shot. During the magical blue […]

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on Oct, 23

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