At its Australian premier in the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Films Festival, Boys for Sale screened in front of a sell out crowd. More about the festival and the screening, which was attended by Ian, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The DocumentingIan-directed documentary Boys for Sale, about male sex workers in Tokyo, received the Best LGBTQ Feature at this past weekend’s Oxford Film Festival. More information about the festival, award and upcoming screenings of the film can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Part 2 of the DocumentingIan-produced series on the building designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the Imperial Hotel Tokyo has been published. Links to both the video and column for Part 2, as well as the other pieces commissioned for this series can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The long-time staple reading for English-speaking expats in Japan, Metropolis, published a four-page feature on Ian’s Japanese documentaries in its December issue. More about the article and a link to read it online can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At the Ecuador Premier in the 2017 El Lugar Sin Limites Film Festival, Boys for Sale received the award for Best Feature Documentary. More about this and the other awards the film has received can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Boys for Sale was screened publicly for the first time in Japan yesterday during the city’s Tokyo AIDS Week events. While the screening was a great success, so many people showed up that dozens had to be turned away due to restrictions on the size of the venue. Photos and more details about the event can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.