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Globus Film Series 2013

Globus Film Series 2013

Into the Shintoho Mind Warp:
Girls, Guns & Ghosts
from the Second Golden Age of Japanese Film

February 27–March 10, 2013

This year, the Globus Film Series offers a retrospective of rarely shown films produced from the late 1950s to the early 1960s by mercurial, pioneering Japanese film studio Shintoho. Founded in 1947 by employees of the Tokyo-based Toho Company during strike action (its name means "New Toho"), Shintoho promptly established itself as one of the major studios of the second golden age of Japanese cinema, specializing in low- (or no-) budget productions that have become absolute cult classics. Shintoho produced over 500 features during a 14-year period, spanning a wide variety of genres from crime-thriller series to the youth films and exploitation films known as ero-guro (erotic grotesque). This retrospective, curated by film critic Mark Schilling for the 2010 Udine Far East Film Festival, provides highlights of Shintoho's delightfully deranged output, from hard-hitting gangster movies to campy horror chillers and supernatural tales of mystery. All films are in Japanese with English subtitles. All shows are New York Premieres. Film descriptions by Mark Schilling.

Tickets to each screening: $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
 

The Retrospective, curated by film critic Mark Schilling, was first shown at the 12th Udine Far East Film Festival (April 23—May 1, 2010).



Into the Shintoho Mind Warp is made possible through the generous support of The Globus Family.



Further generous support is provided by Kenneth A. Cowin.

Japan Society's 2012-2013 Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Laurel Gonsalves, Geoff Matters, and Dr. Tatsuji Namba.


images: © C.E.C.-Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche

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