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The New York Festival ofContemporary Japanese CinemaJuly 10–20
North America’s biggest festival of new Japanese film returns for its eighth year, serving up a thrilling cross section of Japan’s diverse film cultures to New York audiences! Screening 27 features across 10 days, including co-presentations with the 13th New York Asian Film Festival, JAPAN CUTS premieres the best of recent action epics, genre oddities, touching dramas, warped comedies and cutting-edge arthouse cinema made in and around Japan. Join us to meet special guest stars and filmmakers during exclusive post-screening Q&As and raucous parties in Japan Society’s theater and atrium! 

The New York Festival of
Contemporary Japanese Cinema
July 10–20

North America’s biggest festival of new Japanese film returns for its eighth year, serving up a thrilling cross section of Japan’s diverse film cultures to New York audiences! Screening 27 features across 10 days, including co-presentations with the 13th New York Asian Film Festival, JAPAN CUTS premieres the best of recent action epics, genre oddities, touching dramas, warped comedies and cutting-edge arthouse cinema made in and around Japan. Join us to meet special guest stars and filmmakers during exclusive post-screening Q&As and raucous parties in Japan Society’s theater and atrium! 

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 jjin@japansociety.org or film@japansociety.org if you would like more information or have any questions.

Full text details are below. Thank you so much for your time!

Warmly,
Julia Jin
Film Program Intern
Japan Society
jjin@japansociety.org

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN:
JOHN ZORN ON JAPANESE CINEMA
OCT 2014-FEB 2015
SCHEDULE
FILM
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.
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FILM /MUSIC
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 2
Crossroads
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.
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FILM
Top Stripper
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.
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FILM
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.
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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.
preceded by
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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Exquisite Edwardian dresses, c. 1910’s

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africanamericansinparis:

“Not only that we know that these mixed race children quite often end up race mixing with whites when they are older, slowly but surely mongrelizing our race.”

We are being humped out of existence
- A Stormfront member on race mixing and the white race. (via africanamericansinparis)
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en-papier:

Men have the right to make mistakes, but we crucify women for that. What horrible injustice!

Kenji Mizoguchi// The Crucified Lovers (Chikamatsu Monogatari)

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Posted 2 years ago / via mizoguchi / originally sukforhonesty

en-papier:

Men have the right to make mistakes, but we crucify women for that. What horrible injustice!

Kenji Mizoguchi// The Crucified Lovers (Chikamatsu Monogatari)

(Source: sukforhonesty)

Posted 2 years ago / via mizoguchi / originally sukforhonesty