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This article was written By Jon on 29 Aug 2010, and is filed under Uncategorized.



About Jon

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).

Shinsedai Special Podcast Report #4: The Second Half

In our fourth and final episode documenting the Shinsedai Cinema Festival of 2010, Coffin Jon and Marc Saint-Cyr of The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow review the shorts and films of the latter two days of the festival and anoint our unofficial “Best of the Fest” prize to one film.  Screenings talked about in this episode include:

The Dark Harbor (2009, dir: Naito Takatsugu)

Jellyfish Boy (2009, dir: Shoh Kataoka)

Off Highway 20 (2007, dir: Katsuya Tomita)

Gunman Champion (2009, dir: sugarmountain)

Confessions of a Dog (2006, dir: Gen Takahashi)

NN-891102 (1999, dir: Go Shibata)

Our Brief Eternity (2009, dir: Takuya Fukushima)

A Normal Life, Please! (2008, dir: Tokachi Tsuchiya)

Remnants (1995, dir: Reiko Tahara)

The Red Spot (2008, dir: Marie Miyayama)

Invitation (2008, dir: Kotaru Wajima)

Live Tape (2009, dir: Tetsuaki Matsue)

Yuriko’s Aroma (2010, Kota Yoshida)

Directly download this episode here.