Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man

December 15, 2018
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December 15-16

A prolific and versatile filmmaker who worked across a wide range of genres throughout his long career, Umetsugu Inoue (1923-2010) made his mark at Nikkatsu Studios in the 1950s with a series of highly entertaining, genre-blending musical films that captured the explosive energy of Japan’s jazz- fueled youth culture. For this weekend film series, Japan Society is proud to present three of Nikkatsu’s newly-subtitled, full-color Inoue classics starring heartthrob (and so-called "Japanese Elvis Presley") Yujiro Ishihara, the biggest male singing film star in postwar Japan.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students, $10 members
Special Offer: Purchase all 3 Umetsugu Inoue films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket!

Box Office Policy

  • December 15, 2018 – December 16, 2018