Cinema Pacific Highlights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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- Inside Oregon – April 10, 2010
Cinema Pacific film festival ready to roll ‘em in May
- OregonLive.com – April 13, 2010
Cinema Pacific: Eugene’s first full-fledged film festival?
- Register-Guard – April 30, 2010
Specifically Pacific Screen
- Eugene Weekly, April 29, 2010
Pacific Film Fest
- Ethos Magazine – May 10, 2010
Making the Rush of “Adrenaline” Permanent