July 28, 2019
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Documentary Focus

International Premiere

Q&A with director Makoto Sasaki, producer Miyuki Tanaka and subject Hideyuki Kato

NIGHT CRUISING follows congenitally blind musician Hideyuki Kato as he pursues the realization of an expansive sci-fi short called Ghost Vision, a film within its own making-of documentary. Working with a media production team and wide range of collaborators—including color experts, facial roboticists, hair stylists, voice actors, fight choreographers and VFX engineers—Kato directs the execution of his story about a non-sighted fighter and a telepath searching for a mysterious ghost in a future world. His pursuit becomes a deep interrogation of how sensory environments are perceived and rendered, offering new ways for viewers to think through their own assumptions about cinema and imagination.

2019. 145 min. Directed by Makoto Sasaki. With Hideyuki Kato.

Audio description in English and Japanese is available upon request by audience members for the screening of NIGHT CRUISING. A smartphone with an internet browser and headphones are required. It is recommended guests arrive with a fully charged phone, at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2019

Tickets: $15/$12 students, seniors & persons with disability/$10 Japan Society members

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