Shorts Program: New Wave Rarities

April 6, 2019
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Saturday, April 6, 4:30 PM

Introduction with curator Go Hirasawa

Three rare short films by artists who played a leading role in the birth of the New Wave: Conversation Between Nail and Socks (1958), the first self-produced work by the Nihon University Film Study Club, directed by Katsumi Hirano and Hiroo Ko; Forgotten Land (1958), a documentary portraying the poverty-stricken area of Honshu’s northernmost region, directed by Shinkichi Noda, who led the Association of Documentary Filmmakers (Kiroku Eiga Sakka Kyokai); and Anpo Joyaku (1959) by Toshio Matsumoto, which captures the context of the 1960 Anpo Treaty and the whirlwind of debate surrounding it.

Approx. 78 min., digital/16mm, b&w, in Japanese with live English subtitles.

Part of The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members

Special Offer: Show your ticket for this event to our Welcome Desk and receive 50% off admission to our exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Valid through May 31, 2019.

This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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Prints courtesy of the National Film Archive of Japan. Newly subtitled by Japan Society.
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • 4:30 pm