Gundersonmunderson created the graphics, animation, and music for this fun video. He emulated the Sega Genesis’ Yamaha YM2612 chip for this arrangement of College & Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero,” which you should remember from the soundtrack for Drive.
At the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Justin Lin screened his film Better Luck Tomorrow, about Asian-American high school students who get mixed up in various crimes. It was an attempt to challenge the stereotype of the role model, overachieving Asian student. After the screening, an attendee stood up and criticized Lin for portraying Asians as “amoral and empty”. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert stood up and fired back at the attendee. “Asian-American characters have the right to be whatever the hell they want to be,” Ebert exclaims in the clip.
This video was already posted on my twitter account and FB page, but I just wanted to let as many as I can know this is why I loved Roger Ebert.
Hey, guys! Just letting you know that GKids’ US release of From Up on Poppy Hill is hitting select theaters beginning on March 15! Unfortunately, there will only be a limited release. The first screenings will be in New York, but more screenings will be shown in other places around the country at later dates. (see below for a list of theaters & dates) If you live near any of these locations, please consider seeing From Up on Poppy Hill in theaters! It’s a good way to show support for Studio Ghibli and hopefully make sure that they can make more awesome movies in the future. You can watch the trailer here, and check this page for more showtimes that will be added later.
List of dates and locations (updated):
MARCH 15 New York - IFC Center New York - Film Society of Lincoln Center
MARCH 22 Los Angeles - The Landmark Toronto - TIFF Bell Lightbox Vancouver - Vancity Theatre
MARCH 29 Los Angeles - Laemmle Monica Los Angeles - Laemmle Playhouse Los Angeles - Laemmle Town Center Los Angeles - Regal Westpark Irvine San Francisco - Landmark Embarcadero Berkeley - Landmark Shattuck Chicago - Landmark Century 7 Boston - Landmark Kendall Square Minneapolis - Landmark Uptown Seattle - Landmark Harvard Exit San Diego - Landmark Hillcrest
APRIL 5 Los Angeles - Laemmle Noho 7 Denver - Landmark Esquire Portland - Regal Fox Tower Honolulu - Kahala 8 Washington, DC - Regal Gallery Place Washington, DC - Angelika Mosaic Boston - Hollywood Hits Danvers Minneapolis - Landmark Edina Omaha - Film Streams (immediately following Ghibli series)
APRIL 12 Philadelphia - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Washington, DC - AMC Rio Gaithesburg Washington, DC - AMC Shirlington Washington, DC - Regal Majestic Silver Springs Tucson - Loft Cinema
APRIL 19 Dallas - Landmark Magnolia Atlanta - Landmark Midtown Art St. Louis - Landmark Plaza Frontenac South FL - Living Room Boca Raton
APRIL 26 Washington, DC - Regal Downtown West Charlottesville Charlotte - Regal Manor Salt Lake City - Broadway Ithaca - Cinemapolis
MAY 3 Knoxville - Regal Downtown West
MAY 10 Nashville - Belcourt Milwaukee - Landmark Oriental