Dear Nihon Eiga,
I am reaching out to you from Japan Society in NYC about our upcoming monthly film series, The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema (http://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/film/dark-side-of-the-sun). Guest-curated by avant-garde musician John Zorn, the series brings to light lesser-known or overlooked works from six Japanese directors across a broad range of genres.
I was hoping if you could help us spread awareness about this series by making a post, or passing along the information with any friends and colleagues who you think might be interested – we would greatly appreciate the support!
Please send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you would like more information or have any questions.
Full text details are below. Thank you so much for your time!
Film Program Intern
THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN:
JOHN ZORN ON JAPANESE CINEMA
OCT 2014-FEB 2015
Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands
Sat, Oct 18, 7 PM
A hitman is hired to find an abducted woman in Atsushi Yamatoya’s delirious cult film full of hard-boiled characters, sexy action and hallucinatory imagery.
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 2
Sat, Nov 15, 7:30 PM
Teinosuke Kinugasa’s silent, avant-garde tragedy about unrequited love will be accompanied by a live score from experimental shamisen player Yumiko Tanaka.
Thu, Dec 11, 7 PM
One year before making his iconic The Family Game, Yoshimitsu Morita directed this playful Nikkatsu pink film about a young man who falls in love with a local stripper. Not for the kiddies.
Matango (aka Attack of the Mushroom People)
Fri, Jan 23, 7 PM
In this cult favorite from kaiju master Ishiro Honda, a group of Tokyo elites get stranded on an unknown island after their yacht is shipwrecked, plagued by infighting, hunger and the eventual attacks of menacing mushroom people.
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
It’s Me Here, Bellett
Fri, Feb 20, 7 PM
A very rare treat for cinephiles, Nagisa Oshima’s promotional made-for-TV short film commissioned by the Isuzu car company and produced by the Directors Guild of Japan gets its U.S. premiere.
8 Experimental Shorts by Osamu Tezuka
A selection of eight experimental animated shorts made by the “godfather of anime” Osamu Tezuka. Includes: Male, Memory, Mermaid, The Drop, The Genesis, Push, Muramasa, and Self-Portrait.
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