New World (Japan, 2011)

An accelerated China and a stagnant Japan intersect in New World, an engaging exploration of cultural exchange from pan-Asian filmmaker Lim Kah Wai. Mostly located in the Shinsekai district of Osaka, with the English translation […]

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on Apr, 24 · in Reviews

Shady (Japan, 2012)

Japanese films that chronicle the trails and tribulations of youth are such an industry fixture that most directors can deliver a pleasing coming-of-age tale that covers all the necessary beats, although it takes a real […]

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on Mar, 15 · in Reviews
World Premiere of Japanese Silent Vampire Film In Albuquerque

World Premiere of Japanese Silent Vampire Film In Albuquerque

New Mexico might not sound like the natural fit for the screening of a silent Japanese vampire film with live musical accompaniment by two world class musicians, but considering said film’s distributor is located in […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Announcements
The Learning (Philippines/United States, 2011)

The Learning (Philippines/United States, 2011)

Ramona S. Diaz’s follow-up to her award-winning documentary Imelda (2003) yet again explores the parent-child dynamic that defines the relationship between the United States and the Philippines. Seemingly obsessed with the way that identity, culture, and power […]

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on Sep, 24 · in Reviews

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