AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

8/6/08

Ping Pong Playa: Jessica Yu

Plot:
Christopher C-dub lives at home, works a dead-end job, and squirms in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, a doctor and ping pong champion. Due to injury, Michael can not compete in the competition upon which his family's livehood is dependent. Christopher C-dub prevails.


Starring: Jimmy Tsai, Roger Fan, Shelley Malil, Jim Lau, CiCi Lau

Screenwriter: Jimmy Tsai, Jessica Yu


Commentary:


If you enjoy seeing people involved in sports events
If you like good dancing, music that is fun and right on the mark
If you enjoy seemingly wild youth exploding across a screen
in quasi comic book gestures

if you like to see high energy films with
speedy dialogue and
good acting
if you enjoy being introduced to a new/old sport
with unusual training and
to an immigrant culture that is striving to make it in this country of entrepreneurs
if you want to sit back and enjoy a film
to the very last moment, the last drop of footage
I recommend
Ping Pong.


I enjoyed it
I loved it
But maybe the world isn't ready to embrace ping pong.

That is the point of the film. Let us play. Let us be watched and appreciated. And the film succeeds. I am now a spectator convert, a happy one.


See Ping Pong and take the children

release date:
September 5, 2008

Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective
RT Vine:Witches Brew

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