The human voice exhibits new texture when housed in the audiovisual containers of cinema. These works let the oral utterance sail while the image plays along, whether sounding out non-verbal affect, revealing the architecture of breath, reciting historical fantasy, or following a whistle into the sky, and scream through the night. (Total running time approx. 87 min.)
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2018
Tickets: $15/$12 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members
New York Premiere
A baby’s wail reverberates through life and its wrenching physical sensations.
2018. 1 min. DCP.
Last gasps of the Seiza-sha house in Kyoto devoted to Torajiro Okada’s still-sitting meditation method from the late-Meiji era’s intercultural ferment.
2017. 12 min. DCP.
Bivalvia: Act I
Songs reverberate between mollusk shells, karaoke lyrics guiding a history of seaborn tragic lovers from different shores.
2017. 20 min. DCP.
Stories floating on the wind
Along with vegetable and sea life, the camera is but one element of a sensual ride along a coastal road and playground in this masterful short.
2018. 9 min. DCP.
North American Premiere
From the director of Ow (2015), YEAH finds a young woman (Elisa Yanagi) investigating the sonic properties of its titular exclamation and enigmatic qualities of artificial light.
2018. 45 min. DCP.
- July 27, 2018
- 9:00 pm