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What are the chances… really~~~ to become a fan of Juri Ueno and having the chance to watch Swing Girls at Centro Cultural Peruano Japones???

And now, what were the chances of watching Tekkonkinkreet not long ago… buying it online just a couple of days ago, and learning that it will be playing all throughout September on Cinemax Latin America??? So rejoice television surfers~~~ the zapping will end when being able to watch this, ‘coz it’s totally worth your viewing. Plus, it’s Yu Aoi… once you know Yu, her voice is very recognizable. Here’s what the Cinemax-LA website says about the film….

En la Ciudad del Tesoro, donde la luna sonríe y los niños pueden volar, la vida puede ser tan apacible como brutal. Allí dos huérfanos tratan de sobrevivir, mientras intentan proteger a sus habitantes de la mafia yakuza.

The two orphans, named Kuro (Black) and Shiro (White), make perfect compliments. Amy loves herself some compliments because it reminds her of symbols, and Amy loves symbols… for OBVIOUS reasons. xD Okay, maybe not so obvious… but whatever, that’s why they’re called “symbols” because they’re not obvious. LOL’

Anyway, knock yourselves out~~~ Here are the times for Cinemax Este and Cinemax Oeste – If you don’t have anything fancy (meaning just Cable Magico) you have Cinemax Oeste.

Cinemax-E 11:15 Sab 30/8/2008 | Cinemax-O 13:15 Sab 30/8/2008
Cinemax-E 15:45 Jue 4/9/2008
| Cinemax-O 17:45 Jue 4/9/2008
Cinemax-E 17:30 Vie 12/9/2008 | Cinemax-O 19:30 Vie 12/9/2008
Cinemax-E 14:15 Lun 15/9/2008 | Cinemax-O 16:15 Lun 15/9/2008
Cinemax-E 07:15 Dom 21/9/2008 | Cinemax-O 09:15 Dom 21/9/2008
Cinemax-E 14:00 Jue 25/9/2008 | Cinemax-O 16:00 Jue 25/9/2008
Cinemax-E 11:00 Mar 30/9/2008 | Cinemax-O 13:00 Mar 30/9/2008

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Chinese stories? Yah, in the Western Media.

Last week or so, my mother woke up to some news reporter, what else, talking about the Olympics. Such news report, title Cuento Chino (Chinese Story, as in Tall Tales?), broadcast sometime on Sunday (probably Reportajes) in Canal 2 (Frecuencia Latina).

Furious, my mother wrote a letter to one of those so-called opinion columns, for Somos magazine that is part of El Comercio newspaper.

Here is the copy of her email to them.

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Multiple post day!!!

So I am a member at Film Independent, and I just got my monthly issue.

The independent Spirit Awards will begin taking submissions from tomorrow, August 6th until
September 15th (early deadline) or
October 7th (final deadline).

With nominations being announced on December 2, right on time for award season… and the award ceremony will be held on February 21, one day before the Academy Awards which will be held on February 22.

Okay, onto the topic~ This month… this August 19th to be exact. Film Independent wil be showing Shikashika in their Cinema Lounge program. This month program includes these short films:

  • Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Come Wander with Me
  • 10 Things You Can Do to the Earth (According to Satan)
  • A. Effect
  • CU@ED’s
  • Shikashika
  • Empty House

Directed and produced by Stephen J. Hyde.
Film in Peru, this rhythmic portrait documentary reveals the process of making a colorful shave ice called Shikashika.
Duration: 10min

Location: Poolside at the W Los Angeles – Westwood
Price: Free to Film Independent members and their guests.
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Happy Hour: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

**EDIT** They’re NOT coming. Check the comments~ xD

Okay, seems like I have been totally out of the loop here because I just found out that Motorokr Fest will be over the weekend (this Saturday to be precise). I blame it all on poor promotion… the event has totally been overshadowed by cable commercials about the Olympics, which will begin one day before the fest.

I would have never EVER known about it, if I hadn’t subscribed to Eventful back when Bjork was coming… so I checked my email today, and saw this in the event list.

First reaction was, HOLY SHIT! Goo Goo Dolls is coming??? I was also surprised about Lifehouse~~~ I wonder if my cousin is going. *looks for him and asks*

OK, it’s official~~~ The event has the worst promotion EVER. My cousin just found out when I told him. **EDIT** My friend doesn’t know anything about the event either, HA!

Such a pity, really… most important, the company selling the tickets ( I didn’t EVEN KNOW that they existed. Never have seen a commercial by them, makes me iffy. It’s not like I love Teleticket (who also has a TERRIBLE website) – Wouldn’t Ticketmaster want to come??? I’ve gotten a pretty great service from them the times when I’ve bought tickets from them. xD

**EDIT** There’s also no info about the concert on Lifehouse’s Website or MySpace.
**EDIT** Molotov’s website shows the date as a CANCELED GIG.
**EDIT** No news if Cuarteto de Nos is/will or was ever on. Most likely that the event was entirely canceled, in which case organizers should update their online info.

**LAST EDIT** Just checked the Eventful site, and they finally put the cancelled tag on it.

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days PosterLast year’s award-winning Romanian film, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” has finally arrived to screens in Lima. Mind you, just a few screens.

The film stars Anamaria Marinca as Otilia, a Romanian young woman who’s trying to help her friend to perform an illegal abortion in the 1980s.

It’s a well-acted film, and thought-provoking… which is really good if you like talking about the films afterwards…

I gave it a 4/5, and I’m probably gonna watch it again.

These are the time, but be sure to check Cine Terra.

Cineplanet Alcazar | 3:20 pm – 5:50 pm – 8:20 pm – 10:50 pm
Cineplanet San Miguel | 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm – 5:20 pm – 8:00 pm
UVK Caminos del Inca | 3:30 pm – 5:50 pm – 8:00 pm – 10:10 pm
UVK LarcoMar | 3:50 pm – 6:00 pm – 8:10 pm – 10:20 pm