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#1 Jason Maeda

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:56 PM

This 9 hour 2003 documentary, divided into three sections, just finished a short run at the Film Anthology in NYC. I don't know how many of you might have seen this film, but if you get a chance it is a fantastic work of art. It chronicles the erosion of a community once supported by 20th century chinese industrialism.

It is shot on mini-dv, mostly handheld and very shaky at times (especially when walking, zoomed in, through the bitter cold). There is no non-diagetic music and no narration. i believe i counted three title cards total.

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#2 Jason Maeda

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:39 PM

wow. really?

whole lot of thought going into "gringhouse", though.

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 11:29 PM

Haven't seen this documentary show up in L.A., at least not in theatrical release or anything. I've actually never heard of it.

"Grindhouse" had a national release, though, so I wouldn't get too upset that it is being talked about more.
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#4 Jason Maeda

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:18 PM

Good point. Plus I should learn how to spell "grindhouse". God I just did it again! I must have some weird dislexia that only applies to d's and g's.

David I thought you were living out here in NYC. When did you move out to sunny southern California?

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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:23 PM

My agent/agency is in NYC, but I've always been based out of Los Angeles. I've shot two features out east, one in Philly and one in Long Island.
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#6 Jason Maeda

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:32 PM

No kidding.

L.A., beyond having beautiful weather and excellent ethnic food, is good for seeing film, as is NY. I'm also a big fan of the Boston cinema scene. I think it has something to do with having 300+ universities in a 20 mile radius. I wonder what other US cities have good venues for film?

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