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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

May 13—June 3

Marking 50 years since Okinawa’s reversion from American sovereignty back to Japan, Visions of Okinawa documents the dynamic historical, political and cultural spaces of Okinawa around this pivotal point in history through in-person screenings and streamed films exploring the legacies of the Occupation, WWII and imperialism. Primarily focusing on films made around the time of or dealing with the 1972 reversion, Visions of Okinawa addresses issues of identity, race and borders by presenting diverse and complicated reflections on the prefecture from mainland filmmakers, native Okinawans and documentarians.


In-Person Screenings: $15 / $10 members
Online Screenings: $10


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Ongoing & Upcoming Series

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Okinawa in Focus

Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

May 13, 2022 - May 20, 2022

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Monthly Anime

April 15, 2022 - July 22, 2022

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Monthly Classics

January 21, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Upcoming Screenings

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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

Terror of Yakuza

May 20, 2022 7:00 pm

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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

Untamagiru

May 21, 2022 7:00 pm

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Monthly Anime

The Animatrix

May 27, 2022 7:00 pm

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Monthly Classics

Good Morning

June 3, 2022 7:00 pm

Past

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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

Dear Summer Sister

May 14, 2022 7:00 pm

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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

Level Five

May 14, 2022 4:30 pm

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Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

Paradise View

May 13, 2022 7:00 pm

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Special Screening

Ainu Mosir

May 7, 2022 7:00 pm

Spurred on by the success of the 1970 Donald Richie-curated MoMA retrospective The Japanese Film: 1896-1969, Japan Society committed to making film one of its key programs in the early seventies—quickly becoming the premiere venue for the exhibition of new Japanese cinema as well as career-spanning retrospectives on seminal directors and actors. In 1979, Japan Society established the Japan Film Center, formalizing film as a full-fledged, year-round program aimed at cultivating a deep appreciation and understanding of Japanese film culture among American audiences. Over the years, Japan Society Film has hosted numerous high-profile premieres and programs that include visits from Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune, Hideko Takamine, and Nobuhiko Obayashi. In 2007, Japan Society Film launched JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America. Follow Japan Society Film on Letterboxd, Twitter and Instagram for Japanese cinema content and news about upcoming screenings.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.
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