An Evening with Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi

May 1, 2007
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Tuesday, May 1
7 pm  – Film
9:20 pm  – Discussion

Many Faces of Chika (Mata no hi no Chika)
7 pm

2004, 114 min., 35mm, color. In Japanese with English subtitles. North American premiere.

During the 1960s and ’70s–an age of rebellion and revolution in Japan–Chika flees from her ailing husband and infant son in search of independence, only to be met with betrayal, disappointment and loneliness. Four different actresses play Chika, as she wanders through the city, country and seaside with four different men. Introduced by director Kazuo Hara and screenwriter Sachiko Kobayashi.

An Evening with Kazuo Hara & Sachiko Kobayashi
9:20 pm

In a post-screenning conversation with Village Voice film critic Ed Halter, director Kazuo Hara and screenwriter Sachiko Kobayashi discuss their controversial documentaries and transition into fictional feature filmmaking. Since 1972, Hara and his longtime partner Kobayashi have been working together on making ground-breaking documentaries such as Goodbye CP (1972), Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974), The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) and A Dedicated Life (1994).

Followed by a reception.

Film only $10/$6 Japan Society members, seniors & students


Film, discussion & reception
$13/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students. Tickets are limited.


  • Tuesday, May 1, 2007
  • 7:00 pm