Appraising the Virtual Cineplex

While traipsing around the film festival circuit the past few weeks, I caught the public unveiling of a new website,, while attending the Hawaii International Film Festival. The brainchild of Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, formerly the founding executive director of HIFF and a founder of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (or NETPAC for short), is basically an online cineplex, loaded with … Continue reading Appraising the Virtual Cineplex

Back Out On the Road

It’s a Tuesday evening here at Visual Communications, and in a couple of days I’ll be boarding a plane bound for British Columbia to begin the annual trek across both sides of the Pacific to scour the international film festival circuit for intriguing and audacious (not to mention, excellent and crowd-pleasing) selections for the 2010 edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. It’s … Continue reading Back Out On the Road

Hello World!

The first blog entry on this online diary (an auto-generated one, I might add) came with the title, “Hello world!” Much like those announcement one gets these days when new baby pictures show up in one’s in-box, this is a new diary that attempts to document my thoughts and observations on the long journey to the 26th edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film … Continue reading Hello World!