Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Go into the Street

February 18, 2009
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Terayama’s audacious first film is a psychological study of alienation and a plea for sociopolitical revolution for the countercultural generation of the 1960s.  In fragmented and imbalanced images, the film captures the internal chaos and uncertainty of a young man and his dysfunctional family.

Introduced by and Q&A with series curator Roland Domenig.

1971, 137 min., 35mm, color. Written and directed by Shuji Terayama. With Hideaki Sasaki, Masaharu Saito and Yukiko Kobayashi. Print courtesy of The National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo with permission from Toho Co., Ltd.

Read Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Go into the Street article by Steve Ridgely (PDF)

Part of the Globus Film Series:
Shinjuku Ecstasy:
Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan

$11/$7 Japan Society members, students & seniors

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  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 7:30 pm