As I posted earlier, I will be giving a talk at the Japan Film Festival.
Tomorrow, in fact, Saturday, April 5th.
Additionally, I will be participating in a panel discussion on Japanese films in the US with several filmmakers and commentators. Should be interesting.
As to what I will be talking about, my topic will be a kind of continuation of my J-Horror article and critique that I wrote for Midnighteye back in 2006: "The Death of J-Horror?".
The new piece is tentatively titled: "From J-Horror to J-Horror-wood: As authentic as a California Roll". Basically, I have some new thoughts on J-Horror and how it is being remade in Hollywood (and abroad) and how it fits in the world marketplace.
There's a chance that after this is all said and done, that I will organize my thoughts into an essay and either post it as a follow up on Midnighteye or on these digital pages. But rather than wait around for it, come and hear it straight from the... erm... horses mouth.
Here's the skinny:
UCLA Symposium (presented by JFFLA and UCLA-JABA)See ya there!
Date & Time: April 5th (Sat) Entrance opens at 3pm
Start at 3:15pm
Close about 7pm
Venue: UCLA Anderson School of Management Korn Hall, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Theme: Japanese Films in the US: Past, Present, and Future