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    Interview: Charles Burnett At KAFFNY Talks Racism, TV Work, And The L.A. Riots

    Cinephiles received a surprise treat when, in 2007, Charles Burnett's debut film "Killer of Sheep" was showcased in theaters and on DVD thirty years after it was created. Taking cues from Italian neo-realism, the movie examined a community of African Americans in L.A. as they lived their day-to-day ...

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    Interview: Dai Sil Kim-Gibson At KAFFNY Talks Korean Film & Social Issues

    From March 17-20, the Korean American Film Festival in New York hosted a retrospective of Korean documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, whose body of work focuses on various political and social issues including the minority conflicts surrounding the 1992 LA riots and the "comfort women" that Japanese World War 2 soldiers took and forced into sexual servitude. She's not a household name by any account, but she makes that rare, amazing kind of documentary that refuses to boil everything down to good guys vs. bad guys, often portraying situations in the most realistic and complex way possible. Those interested can visit her website for more informat...

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    KAFFNY Review Round-Up 3: 'Make Yourself At Home' & 'Should've Kissed'

    We've already posted a round-up of features we caught at this year's KAFFNY -- Korean American Film Festival New York (which you can read here and here) -- but now we're going take a look at two films that weren't able to be part of this year's lineup because of music rights or other similar issues....

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    KAFFNY Review Round-Up 2: 'Centre Forward,' 'Red Chapel,' 'Sai-I-Gu,' 'Wet Sand'

    Following our first round-up, here are a few more flicks showcased in New York's Korean American Film Festival which ends March 20th. Stay tuned for more coverage, including reviews of "Should've Kissed" by Cinefondation-residency alum Jinoh Park and "Make Yourself At Home" by student Academy Award-...

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    KAFFNY Review Round-Up: 'The Boat,' 'Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women,' 'Psychohydrography'

    Coming at the tail-end of Austin's SXSW Film Festival, New York's Korean American Film Festival is kicking off its fifth annual event for those more interested in the next Bong Joon-ho or Lee Chang-dong. Here's a few mini reviews of a couple films selected for the event, which is going on now until ...

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