Pop star-turned director Jay Chou held a press conference in Beijing to introduce the concept for his small-screen directorial debut, "Pandamen."
"We have seen such Western superheroes as Spiderman and Batman, but Chinese people need their own heroes, and that will be the pandamen." [source]
He declined Wong Kar-Wai's offer to play Bruce Lee for this?
I received an e-mail notifying me of the San Francisco Irish Film Festival, which is two films and some shorts. If that constitutes a film festival, I should stage my own.
The Adam Riff Film Festival.
opening night film: if looks could kill
blank check with brian bonsall and karen duffy in attendance
a day-long tremors retrospective
my father the hero
The Bay Area is home to a glut of niche film festivals. You name it, we probably have a film festival for it.
» Armenian Film Festival
» International Buddhist Film Festival
» Women of Color Film Festival
» Queer Women of Color Film Festival
» LaborFest ("the history and culture of working people")
» Sex Worker Film Festival
» CounterCorp: The Anti-Corporate Film Festival
» EarthDance: The Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
» Ocean Film Festival
We have festivals devoted to films about hookers and the ocean!
Metallic Attraction: Kung Fu Cyborg takes place in a future world where robots are at war with each other.
Wu Jing plays a robot who has become evil but eventually turns over a new leaf. [source]
Kung fu, like zombies, is a niche that filmmakers seem intent on fusing with every other niche imaginable, the culmination of which is Kung Fu Zombie.
Kung fu + Nazis = Kill or Be Killed, which features a Nazi midget.
Kung fu + midgets = The Impossible Kid.