2010: FOCUS: Korea

Cinema Pacific Highlights


Bong Joon-Ho

Focus Korea: Bong Joon-ho

The gripping films of Korean enfant terrible Bong Joon-ho offer engaging and intense reinventions of popular genres. His four feature films are animated by a flair for dramatic cinematic storytelling and sharp yet subtle commentary on the historical and political complexities of present-day Korean society.

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Jay Rosenblatt

West Coast Artist: Jay Rosenblatt

University of Oregon alum Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal.

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Lynn Shelton

West Coast Artist: Lynn Shelton

Seattle-based writer/director Lynn Shelton is a rising star in independent cinema. Always buttressing her characters and observations with realism and perceptive observation, Shelton is one of the visionary filmmakers of the new decade.

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Nam June Paik artwork

Focus Korea: The Video Art of Nam June Paik

Cinema Pacific will open on Wednesday, May 5th with a presentation of Nam June Paik,s single-channel tape, Allan n’ Allen’s Complaint, a portrait of artists Allan Kaprow and Allen Ginsberg and their relationships with their fathers.

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Emma Franz

Focus Korea: Emma Franz

Franz’s film “Intangible Asset No. 2” presents a musical, spiritual, and cultural journey of personal transformation. It is a testament to Franz’s keen observational sense, and her musical background, that we are absorbed by subtle insights into traditional Korean music and culture; she never fails to draw us more deeply into the film.

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Chamaco still

Gala Party and Screening: Chamaco

With post-production done here in Eugene by Chambers Productions, Chamaco is a border-crossing co-production. As one of the film’s producers, Don Franken, puts it, “[Chamaco] is a true Mexico-U.S. indie collaboration, a dual-language, cross-cultural, and cross-border film that pulls the two cultures and countries together.”

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Adrenaline Film Project still

Featured Event: Adrenaline Film Project

The University of Oregon Adrenaline Film Project is an intensive narrative film production workshop in which university students and local filmmakers write, shoot and edit their films in just 72 hours.

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Ed's Coed film still

Featured Event: LETS DO IT!

The producers of Let’s Do It — the film comedy about the making of Ed’s Coed, the first full-length student film ever made, produced back in 1929 — will stage a reading of the screenplay “live” on stage on the last night of the festival. With a cast of UO and community actors, and noted TV personality Edd Hall, the current film’s writer/producer, UO alum Bryce Zabel ’76, will direct the staged reading.

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