Monday, September 29, 2008

Welcome to the first blog entry of the Asian Film Series

Welcome to first blog entry of the Asian Film Series at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and hosted by the Center for International Education. This blog will contain further information regarding the films to be screened as well as times and dates. It will also function as a forum to let those interested suggest future films and comment about the series.

The Goal of this series is to expose students and those in the community to a diverse range of Asian films many of which are little known in the United States. All screenings are free and open to students and non-student alike.

The screenings will be held on Thursdays in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford) typically at 6:30PM. The times and date will also be listed with the individual blog entry.

The series is hosted by the Center for International Education, but is not directly connected with the Center or the University and does not necessarily represent the views of either


Peter Lee said...

I would love to see some of the old Japanese sword movies - Yojimbo, Zatoichi movies. Also, any of the earlier Hong Kong and Taiwan action movies, particularly those involving the Monkey King (Sun Wu Kung) and the monk bringing Buddhism to China (Xi You Ji).

Josias said...

There will definitely be Japanese swordplay films from time to time. There might also eventually be some versions of the novel Journey to the West with the monkey king. Ones that I have would include the first Chinese animated feature film Princess Iron Fan, a series of four action films made by the Shaw Brothers in the 1960's beginning with The Monkey Goes West as well as the two Chinese Odyssey parody films starring Stephen Chow.