Saturday, June 26, 2010

NYAFF Day 2 tease

Sammo. Adult film star.
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Day numero dos at the NYAFF. EASTERN CONDORS and ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW. Sammo and Simon were on hand for their respective screenings. Sammo had a great Q&A with Grady Hendrix after the EASTERN CONDORS screening. I took video of the whole thing. I just watched it. Unfortunately. It is like a Paul Greengrass film. While I adore his style, Sammo's Q&A is shaky cam city. I hope to post it soon and I apologize before hand. It's still freakin' cool. Just like the above pic. Sammo's lovely wife Joyce Mina Godenzi was also there and looks just as drop dead gorgeous as she did in Eastern Condors. My 'F' didn't know who she was but remarked how her eyes stood out, almost purple hued, and were so beautiful as EASTERN CONDORS kicked forward.
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My future spawns namesake, Simon Yam Tat-wah, took to the stage to intro his drama ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW. The 'F' cried uncontrollably throughout the film. I can't take her anywhere! I also took video of this brief moment. Just watched it and it is awesome. In all of it's shaky cam glory. I will be back tomorrow for day 3 of the fest before taking a few days off and LITTLE BIG SOLDIER on Thursday. I bought a ticket for STORM WARRIORS tomorrow but I think I'm going to miss it for a possible special assignment? I may have just jinxed it?! Either way, the fest has been unbelievable so far. Now, it's bed time. I don't know how these festival guys do it?! I'm exhausted after 2 days and i'm just an admirer.

3 comments:

  1. I didn't get to either screening Saturday, but got to meet and have my picture taken with Simon and with Sammo at the invite-only reception after the Eastern Condors Q&A. They'll be on my blog AsianCineFest on Sunday. By the way, I've added a link to your blog on mine. Sorry for putting these things here, but I can't find an email address for you on your profile. P.S. Given your collection, do you have "Silver Light: A Pictorial History of Hong Kong Cinema 1920-1970" by Paul Fonoroff? He has one of the largest collections of H.K. movie memorabilia in the world. My wife got it for me at the thrift shop where she does some volunteer work. Look for it if you don't already have it, and I highly recommend it to all fans of H.K. Cinema.

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  2. I found that book new and sealed in HK last year and have yet to unwrap it as I keep hoping its rarity will make it go up in value.

    Good work Jared, more pics please!

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  3. Stan thanks for the add. I really appreciate it. I don't have Fonoroff's book but have been searching for a decently priced copy to get my hands on for ages. I know it is rare so I might have to give in and splurge. And I have since added my email to my profile. I didn't know it wasn't listed? Thanks.

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