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Inu-Oh

Friday, August 5 at 7 pm

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.


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The 16th edition of JAPAN CUTS has been postponed until summer 2023—when special guests, including actors and directors, will be able to join us in person again. Continue to stay tuned for a robust slate of film programming at Japan Society coming this fall in addition to our ongoing Monthly Classics and Monthly Anime series. Additional updates can be found via our email list, website and social media channels.

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