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Title: Asian Film?
Post by: mDuo13 on May 16, 2008, 10:01:18 AM
Is there a schedule for the asian film room this year? In past years they've been really good about getting it up ahead of schedule, but I don't see it on the main page, and I don't see a thread in this forum, either. Am I blind? Or is something amiss?
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: Jerry on May 16, 2008, 10:06:07 AM
Karen posted a link.

Here's the schedule of pretty much all the good stuffs :)

http://www.fanime.com/file_download/43/Fans+-+BW+-+Fanime+Master+Schedule.pdf

Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: shinjiboy on May 16, 2008, 12:06:16 PM
Wow, that link was awesome.  Much thanks to you and the supplier.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: shinjiboy on May 22, 2008, 08:33:08 PM
Good news (if you haven't already gotten your registration packet),

There WILL be Asian films this year.  And tons of it, just like last year.  So fear not, and go crazy!
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: otaku_duckie on April 25, 2009, 07:46:55 PM
Will Hula girls be playing again this year? I wasn't able to watch it last year cause they couldn't find the dvd!
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: asianfilm on May 12, 2009, 12:24:38 PM
All new movies this year. Great schedule, though.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: otaku_duckie on May 13, 2009, 08:56:26 AM
Ah no Hula Girls damn.... oh well at least I can watch the scary movies. I love asian horror films.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: kentuckyfried on May 18, 2009, 10:55:38 PM
Asian films took a huge hit.    3 rooms down to 1?   :-[   

I'm happy it's still around though, and not killed off completely.   
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: raltga on May 19, 2009, 02:15:58 AM
yeah less room is no bueno ; ;  but def. glad the room is still around at all as it's one of my favorite things at fanime.

i was hoping to catch the mushishi film as well, but i'm sure there are good reason why it isn't going to be shown this year (right?).

i'll see the L movie for sure since i missed it when it was in theatres.

would anyone know if any of the films being shown are in the vein of an "art-house" release (like a wong kar wai or tsai ming liang film)?  not really a fan of "genre" films (martial arts / slapstick or screwball comedy / romantic comedy / horror etc); looking for something a little more experimental on a formal and/or narrative level.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: asianfilm on May 20, 2009, 03:33:19 PM
yeah less room is no bueno ; ;  but def. glad the room is still around at all as it's one of my favorite things at fanime.

i was hoping to catch the mushishi film as well, but i'm sure there are good reason why it isn't going to be shown this year (right?).

i'll see the L movie for sure since i missed it when it was in theatres.

would anyone know if any of the films being shown are in the vein of an "art-house" release (like a wong kar wai or tsai ming liang film)?  not really a fan of "genre" films (martial arts / slapstick or screwball comedy / romantic comedy / horror etc); looking for something a little more experimental on a formal and/or narrative level.

Re: One Room Only. Asian Film will move on just fine with one room. The 2nd and 3rd rooms were really just designated for Asian Dramas and for retreads of films shown at the first room in previous years, so the programming will definitely be bringing a lot of great new films to the convention, just as it has in previous years.

Re: Mushishi. The film is from 2006, and normally would have been shown in previous years. As the series is quite known at this point, the decision was to move on with newer films and bring more fresh content to the Asian Film room.

Re: Non-genre Films. I'm always looking to have a diverse schedule of Asian films for Fanime, and this year is no different. I still believe that a great story can be told regardless of a film's genre, and while I understand how typical genre films can get repetitive, I am always looking to find great movies to show regardless of what type of films they are. If you are looking for more unconventional films to watch, films such as The Chaser, Paco and the Magical Picture Book, and The Equation of Love and Death are all fine choices amongst the other great films being shown this year.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: raltga on May 20, 2009, 04:37:58 PM
awesome, thanks for the recs. i'll be sure to check them out :D
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: kentuckyfried on May 22, 2009, 01:05:00 AM

I think in a way, having only one room helps;   past  years have suffered from double booking where I'd always have to make a gamble on one film or the other because of the awkward overlaps.


yeah less room is no bueno ; ;  but def. glad the room is still around at all as it's one of my favorite things at fanime.

i was hoping to catch the mushishi film as well, but i'm sure there are good reason why it isn't going to be shown this year (right?).

i'll see the L movie for sure since i missed it when it was in theatres.

would anyone know if any of the films being shown are in the vein of an "art-house" release (like a wong kar wai or tsai ming liang film)?  not really a fan of "genre" films (martial arts / slapstick or screwball comedy / romantic comedy / horror etc); looking for something a little more experimental on a formal and/or narrative level.

Re: One Room Only. Asian Film will move on just fine with one room. The 2nd and 3rd rooms were really just designated for Asian Dramas and for retreads of films shown at the first room in previous years, so the programming will definitely be bringing a lot of great new films to the convention, just as it has in previous years.

Re: Mushishi. The film is from 2006, and normally would have been shown in previous years. As the series is quite known at this point, the decision was to move on with newer films and bring more fresh content to the Asian Film room.

Re: Non-genre Films. I'm always looking to have a diverse schedule of Asian films for Fanime, and this year is no different. I still believe that a great story can be told regardless of a film's genre, and while I understand how typical genre films can get repetitive, I am always looking to find great movies to show regardless of what type of films they are. If you are looking for more unconventional films to watch, films such as The Chaser, Paco and the Magical Picture Book, and The Equation of Love and Death are all fine choices amongst the other great films being shown this year.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: damanjeff6 on May 25, 2009, 02:18:35 PM
It's always better to have more choices. Previous years, I just jumped to the other asian film room when one asian film wasn't something I was interested in watching. If there were 2 movies running that I wanted to watch, I could catch the other one at an encore presentation. This year, the encore presentations were almost impossible to attend since they were in the very early morning (likely forced to odd hours due to limited slots in the schedule). For example, if you wanted to see The Good the Bad and the Weird but missed the first showing, the encore was at 5:30AM. Others were even tougher, Paco's encore was at 2:30AM, Cyborg She was at 4:30AM (those 2 I missed the openning to attend a graduation ceremony) With an extra asian film room, movies could be shown with multiple encore presentations and not forced to only show at odd hours. Of course, with another room, there would be room for the popular older asian movies in the schedule. My Sassy Girl and the Steven Chow movies (A Chinese Odyssey and God of Cookery) from last year come to mind. I discovered the great comedy film Bio-Zombie from last year's showing... a movie that would not have had a place in this year's con...

I'm praying that next year, a second room will come back... even if you guys only can get your hands on some small closet to plug a tiny tv in. Even that's better than not being able to see some of these asian movies at all.


I think in a way, having only one room helps;   past  years have suffered from double booking where I'd always have to make a gamble on one film or the other because of the awkward overlaps.

Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: [Bleach] on January 22, 2010, 12:43:14 AM
Ah no Hula Girls damn.... oh well at least I can watch the scary movies. I love asian horror films.
Me too, especially Japanese and Thai horror films. I love Japanese film The Grudge and Thai film Shutter. Have you ever watched them?
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: Mangaroo on May 08, 2010, 01:58:21 PM
Karen posted a link.

Here's the schedule of pretty much all the good stuffs :)

http://www.fanime.com/file_download/43/Fans+-+BW+-+Fanime+Master+Schedule.pdf



FYI, that link now returns Error 404 - page not found.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: mariotheotaku on May 10, 2010, 06:15:11 PM
Karen posted a link.

Here's the schedule of pretty much all the good stuffs :)

http://www.fanime.com/file_download/43/Fans+-+BW+-+Fanime+Master+Schedule.pdf



FYI, that link now returns Error 404 - page not found.

Did you look at the date of the post? its from 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: Mangaroo on May 22, 2010, 08:34:16 PM
Karen posted a link.

Here's the schedule of pretty much all the good stuffs :)

http://www.fanime.com/file_download/43/Fans+-+BW+-+Fanime+Master+Schedule.pdf



FYI, that link now returns Error 404 - page not found.

Did you look at the date of the post? its from 2 years ago.

Thanx, I missed that. Hmm...people shouldn't post to a 2 yr old thread, gets confusing this way. Should have started a new discussion thread to discuss this year's stuff.
Title: Re: Asian Film?
Post by: kentuckyfried on May 27, 2010, 07:32:57 PM
Yeah, those 530 a.m. re-screenings were absolutely brutal.   Needless to say, I didn't make it to any of them last year or the year before that.   


It's always better to have more choices. Previous years, I just jumped to the other asian film room when one asian film wasn't something I was interested in watching. If there were 2 movies running that I wanted to watch, I could catch the other one at an encore presentation. This year, the encore presentations were almost impossible to attend since they were in the very early morning (likely forced to odd hours due to limited slots in the schedule). For example, if you wanted to see The Good the Bad and the Weird but missed the first showing, the encore was at 5:30AM. Others were even tougher, Paco's encore was at 2:30AM, Cyborg She was at 4:30AM (those 2 I missed the openning to attend a graduation ceremony) With an extra asian film room, movies could be shown with multiple encore presentations and not forced to only show at odd hours. Of course, with another room, there would be room for the popular older asian movies in the schedule. My Sassy Girl and the Steven Chow movies (A Chinese Odyssey and God of Cookery) from last year come to mind. I discovered the great comedy film Bio-Zombie from last year's showing... a movie that would not have had a place in this year's con...

I'm praying that next year, a second room will come back... even if you guys only can get your hands on some small closet to plug a tiny tv in. Even that's better than not being able to see some of these asian movies at all.


I think in a way, having only one room helps;   past  years have suffered from double booking where I'd always have to make a gamble on one film or the other because of the awkward overlaps.