Saturday, April 01, 2006

JY "Hey Guys" List v.1: Otak-who?, NYT on the Chinese Film Market, and AAIFF

Sent July 7th, 2005 6:40:19 pm

Well, it's that time of biweek again, so here's a quick note about my latest column for why anime fans may just be the future of the global marketplace. Yeah, you heard that right.

No, really.

Meet the otaku -- a global network of anime fans and manga maniacs whose unique tastes and burgeoning consumer clout are reshaping the cultural landscape

The column also features a little personal note on babies and PDAs and dogs and skunks, not necessarily in that odor. Is it really true that tomato juice eliminates skunk odor, or is that just an old wives' tale? Nothing against old wives, by the way--I'll take de-skunking advice from anyone at this point...

Couple of quick asides here too--interesting article in the NY Times about how Hollywood is looking to invade the Chinese film market (Snow White and the Seven Shaolin Monks? Yeah, okay).


And for those of you who are in NYC, don't miss ACV's Asian American International Film Festival, starting next week...I wrote a little overview of the career of ever-awesome Maggie Cheung for the Festival edition of CINEVUE. Unfortunately, the Fest's one-on-one with Maggie herself is sold out, or I'd tell y'all to check that out too. (But hey, you can catch CENTRE STAGE and HEROIC TRIO and her Cannes-winning performance in CLEAN, not to mention my fave, COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY. Also, do see Mike Kang's THE MOTEL if you can--I'm planning to, and I hear it rocks. Wanna give a quick plug for Francisco Aliwalas's thriller THE BLUE HOUR, too. You will NOT believe that he made it for, like, 50 bucks.)

announces dates: July 15-31, 2005 | Manhattan & Long Island

(and yes, you can buy tix online)

The 28th Asian American International Film Festival, presented by Asian CineVision (ACV), will take place July 15-31, 2005 in New York City & Long Island. Films, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, workshops, receptions and special events will be held in association with the Asia Society at their state-of-the-art facilities on Park Avenue in NYC. Additionally, the Festival trots out its first-ever late-night program NightVisions, at IFC Center, serving up fare that will set your heart pounding and pulse racing. Screenings will also be held at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island.


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