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May 18, 2007

Aurora Asian Film Festival


I didn't think it was possible, but I found myself missing Denver. Maybe it has to do with having lived there for most of my life. While it is not New York City or San Francisco, it actually is a good film town, better than Miami Beach. Considering the size of the population, there are a large number of screens dedicated to art and independent films. Classics occassionally get theatrical play as well.

One of the first things I will be covering in Denver will be The Aurora Asian Film Festival. It is a short festival as one can tell from the program. One of the films, The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros was written about previously by me, and has also been championed by Noel Vera. Of the films being presented, I am most interested in seeing the new films by Johnny To and Kim Ki-duk.

The festival will be held at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. In an earlier time, I saw such films as the original Planet of the Apes and A High Wind in Jamaica back in the Sixties, when this was a neighborhood movie theater. In the theater's current form, I once videotaped a local dance company. I will start posting from Denver after Memorial Day.

Posted by peter at May 18, 2007 07:55 PM


Peter, congratulations on landing in Denver. I hope you carve a comfortable niche there. I caught Kim Ki-duk's Time in Toronto, though never got around to writing it up. I'll look forward to your thoughts.

Also, just received The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros on screener so I look forward to reviewing your thoughts once I've watched it.

Posted by: Maya at May 20, 2007 03:07 AM