Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s JapanNovember 8—December 17, 2016
|This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing giant Kadokawa's entry into film production. Established by the larger-than-life, controversial businessman, producer and visionary Haruki Kadokawa, the game-changing film studio went on to redefine Japanese popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed blockbusters, pop idol vehicles and off-the-walls genre films, each a unique blend of mainstream pop and experimental cinema unlike anything Japan had seen at the time. This mini-retrospective offers six celebrated and rarely-screened selections—almost all in brand-new 4k restorations! Guest curated by Alexander Zahlten, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.|
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
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From the Curator's Note:
Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, James Read Levy, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Nachiketa Das, Laurel Gonsalves, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, David S. Howe, and Geoff Matters.
Additional support for Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan is provided by Masu Hiroshi Masuyama (MAM/Tokyo).
Images © Kadokawa Corp.
Calendar of Events
Lecture + DemonstrationA Comprehensive Intro/Demo to Nihon Buyo with Geimaruza
Educator ProgramExploring Japanese Classics: Theatre, Literature & History
PerformanceNihon Buyo Dance with live traditional music
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