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Film News: Character Actor Robert Forster Dies at 78

LOS ANGELES – The unforgettable actor Robert Forster had one of the most celebrated of “second acts” in show biz history, but he would humbly characterize himself as a “working actor,” performing in film and TV for over 50 years. Forster passed away on October 11th, 2019, in Los Angeles. He was 78 years old.

Podtalk: Kenneth Tsang, Lifetime Achievement Recipient at Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Oct. 10, 2019

Kenneth Tsang, 'The Attorney'

CHICAGO – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is coming to its grand finale, and it closes by honoring one of the most prolific character actors in Hong Kong cinema with its Lifetime Achievement Award … the incomparable Kenneth Tsang.

Podtalk: The Animated Rob Paulsen Offers ‘Voice Lessons’

CHICAGO – Who are the voices in our lives that really matter? If you were a cartoon fan in the 1980s and ‘90s then it was Rob Paulsen, the source for Pinky (“Pinky & the Brain”), Yakko (“Animaniacs”) and a myriad of others. Recently Paulsen beat cancer, which threatened his career, and he tells the story in the new book … “Voice Lessons.”

Film News: Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema to Close 9th Season with Hong Kong Week & Honors

2019 APUC Closing Week

CHICAGO – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) goes out with a celebratory bang as Hong Kong Week begins on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, and culminates with a Lifetime Achievement Award event for actor Kenneth Tsang Kong on Thursday, October 10th.

Podtalk: Christian Bables of ‘Signal Rock’ at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Oct. 3, 2019

Signal Rock

CHICAGO – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is partnering with FYLPRO (Filipino Young Leaders Program) for a benefit on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 (7pm) at the Alliance Française in Chicago, and screening the film “Signal Rock.” Filipino lead actor Christian Bables will appear on behalf of the film.

Interview: Ping Lumpraploeng of ‘The Pool’ at the Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Oct. 2, 2019

Pool, The

CHICAGO – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) celebrates Thailand and the Philippines this week, and starts off with the tense thriller “The Pool” (Thailand), on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 (7pm) at the AMC River East 21 Theatre. Director Ping Lumpraloeng will appear on behalf of the film.

Film News: Female Filmmakers Night at Midwest Independent Film Festival, Oct. 1, 2019

2019 Female Filmmakers Night

CHICAGO – It’s the popular Female Filmmakers Night for the First Tuesday Midwest Independent Film Festival, falling on the first day of October, 2019. Nine films will screen at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, with the event beginning at 6pm.

Podtalk: Mike Houlihan of 5th Irish American Movie Hooley, in Chicago Sept. 27-29, 2019

2019 Irish American Movie Hooley

CHICAGO – Since Chicago is one of the great Irish immigrant cities in the U.S., it stands to reason that a film festival would be dedicated to Irish American films, and Mike Houlihan – a local writer/radio host/playwright/actor/filmmaker – founded this festival in in the Windy City in 2015.

Podtalk: Director/Lead Actor Molly Hewitt Premieres ‘Holy Trinity’

CHICAGO – Molly Hewitt is an artist from England who has created a whole world of “Glamhag,” the catch-all term for an inclusive celebration of gender fluidity and performance. Hewitt has a Chicago Premiere as a director (and title character) in the film “Holy Trinity” on September 27th, 2019, at the Music Box Theatre.

Interview: Seiji Tanaka & Yoji Minagawa of ‘Melancholic’ at Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Melancholic

CHICAGO – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) celebrates Japan this week, and brought in the writer/director Seiji Tanaka and lead actor Yoji Minagawa to represent their film “Melancholic.” This crime drama combines a man’s inability to enjoy life with hired assassins at a bathhouse.

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