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  • AAS 2019 FILM EXPO | MARCH 21-23 | Denver, Colorado

  • Mar 12 | AsiaLENS Screening | The Song Collector

    The Song Collector
    Directed by Erik Koto.
    2016. 54 minutes.

    Introduction and post-screening discussion with Stefan P. Fiol Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7pmSpurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL

  • AEMS Library Hours Spring 2019

    AEMS Library Hours Spring 2019 

    Tuesday 9:00a - 12:00p

    Wednesday 1:00p - 5:00p

    Thursday 1:00p - 4:00p

  • AEMS Library Closures

    The AEMS Library will be closed from December 22, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

    NEW HOURS for SPRING 2019 will be posted in January.

  • CALL FOR FILMS - AAS Film Expo 2019

    The upcoming AAS conference is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

    For more information, please download the AAS Film Expo Submission Form.

    *** DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 12, 2018 ***

  • Oct 11 | AsiaLENS screening | Art In Smog

    Art In Smog
    with filmmaker Lydia Chen

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL

    Vivid art merges with intimate interviews to evoke the human pursuit of meaning. This film illustrates the rise of China over 25 years as experienced by international artists Su Xinping and Xia Xiaowan, painter and antiques expert Mushi, fearless curator Cui Cancan, and painter Chen Hui. The pursuit of art takes them from quiet lives in the 1990s to the extremes of the 2000s, as documented in footage shot in 1991 and 2016.

  • AsiaLENS featured story at readbuzz.com

    AsiaLENS embraces Asian storytelling

    by Taylor Cygan,  September 10, 2018

    The AsiaLENS film series has long been a staple at the University of Illinois, providing viewers with international films often unknown or fairly inaccessible to those stateside.

    Go to readbuzz.com article

  • Sep 13 | AsiaLENS screening | Forgive - Don't Forget

    Forgive - Don't Forget
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL

    During Japan's surrender at the end of World War II, numerous swords were confiscated by American Officers. To better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, a filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner.

  • CALL FOR FILMS - AAS Film Expo 2018

    The upcoming AAS conference is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C.

    For more information, please download the AAS Film Expo Submission Form.

    *** DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 10, 2017 ***

  • AsiaLENS Screening @ Spurlock Museum - February 14th

    AsiaLENS Presents:
    PUNCH
    Directed by Lee Han
    2011. 107 minutes. Korea. Korean with English subtitles.

    Film Description:
    PUNCH is a coming of age film set in an impoverished Seoul neighborhood. One of Korea’s most popular films of 2011, it follows the life of a high school student who is more talented at fighting than at studying. His homeroom teacher seems to enjoy tormenting him. His disabled father struggles to support him. He doesn’t know anything about his mother, but discovers that she isn’t even Korean. The movie succeeds through its interesting and sympathetic portrayals of a diverse set of characters.

    Presented as part of “South Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Twenty-first Century” co-sponsored by Indiana University

    AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and lecture / discussion programs -- organized by AEMS and CEAPS in collaboration with Spurlock Museum -- presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia.

    All AsiaLENS screenings are FREE and open to the public.
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