Jon Moritsugu OnDemand
One of my college pals, Jon Moritsugu, is being featured on Comcast/Xnfinity’s OnDemand service during July.
While they bill the event as an Asian-American film showcase, don’t let that mislead you — Jon is an old-school, Hawiian, punk rock kind of guy — he’s all pop-culture, irreverent and often hysterical. Here’s the copy from the e-mail he snt out this morning:
Hello everyone –Check it out – I scored a HUGE deal and COMCAST ON-DEMAND will be broadcasting my smash cult movie, TERMINAL USA, for the entire month of JULY as part of their “Cinema Asian America” series. This James Schamus-produced ode to righteous yellow pride will be infecting 70+ cities nationwide, from NYC to SAN FRANCISCO to CHATTANOOGA.Here’s a direct link to COMCAST, which includes movie trailers and a fresh-as-eggs new interview:http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/blogs/2011/interviews/cinema-asian-america-jon-moritsugu-on-terminal-usa/For more info and to see if your city is included in the sushifest, check out:Hit that ON-DEMAND button and also help to spread the word!Moritsugu as MARVIN, contemplating the physics of the protractorAmy Davis as EIGHTBALL (the alien girlfriend) and Moritsugu as KAZUMI(MARVIN’s drug-dealing evil twin brother)PART II:To add to this July madness, a new company, CONSTELLATION, will be screening 4 of my other flicks on the internet. I will be LIVE webhosting ALL of these “virtual theater” screenings, so tune in and ask me questions like…. “how many pounds of rotting meat were actually used in the filming of MOD FUCK EXPLOSION?” + “was that a cow’s head or a horse’s head in MY DEGENERATION, were the cops really after you, and did Roger Ebert really walk out after 7 minutes at Sundance?” + “how did you manage to get that $2000-a-night hotel suite for FREE as a FAME WHORE location?”FAME WHORE: Sunday 10 July 7pm MDT w/ MORITSUGU LIVEMOD FUCK EXPLOSION: Monday 11 July 7pm MDT w/ MORITSUGU LIVEMY DEGENERATION: Tuesday 12 July 7pm MDT w/ MORITSUGU LIVESCUMROCK: Wednesday 13 July 7pm MDT w/ MORITSUGU LIVEAnd finally, check out my guest column in Ted Hope’s HOPE FOR FILM blog on INDIEWIRE. If ya love manifestos, well, you might absolutely love or hate this:Thanks for your time and CHEERS,JonApathy Productions