Tag Archives: screen magazine


Made in Chicago, by Tracy Swartz, RedEye, 3/12/09 

“‘First Breath’ an international labor of drama”
by Robert K Elder, Chicago Tribune, 1/02/09

Film Inspired by Rape of Okinawa Girl by U.S. Troops, by David Allen
Script was familiar to former Marine, by David Allen
Movie role is special for native Okinawan, by Chiyomi Sumida
Stars and Stripes, 12/14/08

“Japan meets Chicago in two films”
Chicago Public Radio’s 848 with Jonathan Miller and Alison Cuddy, Nov. 21, 2008

Recommended: Film Review
by Tom Lynch, Newcity Chicago, Nov. 18, 2008

“The First Breath Of Tengan Rei” Premieres At The Gene Siskel Film Center
by Kevin Jeong, Screen Magazine, Nov. 17, 2008

Beverly kid is making movies
Phil Kadner’s column in the 11/14/08 SouthtownStar

Far East drama based on a crime by U.S. Marine
“The First Breath of Tengan Rei” premieres at Siskel Center

Reel Chicago, 11/10/08

Film about assault by US soldiers seeks Okinawans’ voice, Ryukyu Shimpo, 6/30/08

Film about recovery from assault, Okinawa Times 6/28/08

Here’s a clip of Junko from her December ’07 appearance on the Japanese talk show Contact.


Filmmaker Magazine editor Scott Macauley’s article “Support Group”, 10/30/07

“Narrative Rough Cut Lab Roundup” by Eric Kohn
Hollywood Reporter, 9/17/07