by Chris MaGee
If you've been checking the J-Film Pow-Wow lately and thought, "Gee, the updates have been a little unpredictable," well, you'd be right. There has been a lot going on behind the scenes here at the blog that has kept me away from regular writing, reviewing and posting, and I apologize. The good news is that this hasn't been due to any big life troubles or anything like that. instead it's been due to hard work on something that I think you'll be very happy to hear.
I'm very happy to officially announce that the 4th annual Shinsedai Cinema Festival will be taking place between July 12th and July 15th of next year. Once again both I and Midnight Eye co-founder and author Jasper Sharp will be bringing the best new and independent film from Japan to Toronto film audiences. The big change is that for our fourth offering the festival will be taking place at Toronto's Revue Cinema, one of the city's premier repertory theatres.
There's obviously still a lot of work to do to get ready for 2012, and it is far to early to start spilling details of next year's festival, but let's just say that this will be an event that fans of Japanese film will not want to miss. During the coming weeks and months make sure to keep checking out newly redesigned website, and also make sure to "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. See you all next summer!