VCinema christens their new format with an interview with Chris Magee of the Toronto JFilm Pow-Wow, a blog dedicated to reporting on Japanese film. Chris is also the co-curator of the Shinsedai Cinema Festival, a new festival which focuses on new talent and indie cinema coming out of Japan.
Also included in this episode is a small update on our reader review contest. No film review this time around, but there is plenty of film talk as usual so enjoy!
Show notes and links:
Toronto JFilm Pow-Wow
Shinsedai Cinema Festival
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About The Author
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).