Korean Cinema 2011: The View from Here 2012/01/14, Source,
US-based author and curator of film at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, Tom VICK shares his views on recent trends he has noticed programming their Korean film festival.
How do you introduce new Korean films to an American audience? Since 2004, when I began programming the Korean Film Festival DC, the answer to this question has become more difficult to answer. This is not to say that it's harder to find good films. Quite the opposite. The problem (if it can be called a problem) is that there are so many films to choose from.The explosion of digital production and distribution in the last decade or so has made it easier than ever to make a film, but harder than ever find an audience for it,...More
Festivals lure audiences out of the multiplex and into the arthouse 2012/01/13, Source,
There are two film festivals in town: The Tezuka Osamu Film Festival is a collection of early and experimental films by the famed Japanese animator, who is widely known as the father of "Astro Boy", pictured at left. The Cinematheque Friends Film Festival features films chosen by filmmakers and actors, including the opening film, the 1942 re-release of "The Gold Rush". Provided by the organizers
There are two film festivals in town: One is the Cinematheque Friends Film Festival where cineastes choose their favorite films each year and share them with movie aficionados. The other is dedicated to famed Japanese animator Tezuka Osamu. Though they differ in purpose, both festivals are geared toward people looking for an alternative to what's offered by the nation's three major multiplex chains,...More
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