Saturday, May 21, 2011

NYC Japanese film fans get a taste of what to expect at the 10th New York Asian Film Festival

by Chris MaGee

The Japanese Film Fest Hamburg isn't the only news of the festival front recently. In our struggle to catch up on our post-Nippon Connection updates we thought it was about time to spread the news about the titles announced for the 10th annual New York Asian Film Festival. Yes, we're a little late to the party on this announcement, so our apologies.

So what do Grady Hendrix and the gang in NYC have prepared for Japanese film fans? Well how about Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi's co-directed action film "Yakuza Weapon"? Or for the art house crowd Takahisa Zeze's "Heaven's Story"? On the musical end of things people will get to rock out (and feel good) watching Yuji Sadai’s Buddhist punk drama "Abraxas". Last but not least New York audiences will get a chance to see one of my favorite films recently, Yoshimasa Ishibashi's "Milocrorze: A Love Story" (above).

This is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg for fans of Asian film though, so to check out the full 14 film titles that have been announce4d for NYAFF '11 head to the Subway Cinema website here.

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