Author: Lai Jiang

Lai Jiang

Lai Jiang is a senior student at Emerson College studying journalism and public policy. Besides serving as Feature and Interview Editor for Independent Magazine, Lai also writes for the student organization BosLog and is interested in covering issues of public affairs. Born and raised in Hangzhou, China, dumplings are Lai’s stimulants.

Articles Written by Lai Jiang:

Emerson College Students’ Film Got Into Boston International Film Festival

From April 14 to 20, the 20th Boston International Film Festival took place at Down Boston with a live, in-person method. In the fourth screening session of the BIFF, a film written, directed, and produced by Emerson College students met with audiences in the AMC theater. “Doll-Kind” is a 13-min film directed by Shuailiang Liu,… Read more »

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”: A Mother’s Insane Adventure

Directed by Daniels Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the highly anticipated sci-fi action “Everything Everywhere All at Once” began a limited theatrical release in the United States on March 25. The film first had its world premiere on the opening night of the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 11. Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), is… Read more »

Interview:  Chinese Students Studying Film in the United States

China’s film industry is undergoing a recent transformation to a more multicultural “Hollywood” model under the inevitable trend of globalization. In response to the growing demand for cultural diversity, more Chinese students are choosing to study film overseas to become film professionals familiar with both cultures. We invited two international students from China to share… Read more »

Clare Monnelly stares out a window.

Chicago Irish Film Festival: Films from the lands of storytelling

The Chicago Irish Film Festival, an annual festival created by Irish filmmakers to present diverse and creative independent films to worldwide audiences, will hold its 23rd annual festival as a hybrid festival. Audiences can join the screening venues in person from March 3 to March 6 and they can also enjoy the festival online from… Read more »

“After Yang”: The typical American family in the near future

“After Yang,” directed by South Korean-American filmmaker Kogonada, premiered in North America at the Sundance Film Festival this past January where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The $20,000 award is for directors whose feature-length film focuses on science, technology, or depicts a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character, according to the… Read more »