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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

無能の人 (Muno no Hito)
Friday, March 13, 7 PM

© 1991 Shochiku Ltd.


Friday, March 13, 7 PM

The introduction with Lucas Adams and Gabriel Winslow-Yost, cofounders of New York Review Comics has been canceled.

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In this wry comedy adapted from legendary cartoonist Yoshiharu Tsuge's newly translated semi-autobiographical work The Man Without Talent (New York Review Comics), a hapless manga artist disillusioned with drawing comics turns his attention to selling rocks that he finds in a nearby river—a hopeless endeavor that only further estranges him from his poverty-stricken family. An auspicious directorial debut by popular Japanese actor and comedian Naoto Takenaka, Nowhere Man won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 48th Venice Film Festival. This rare 35mm screening is co-presented with New York Review Comics in celebration of their brand-new publication of The Man Without Talent, the first full-length work by Tsuge translated into English.

1991, 107 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Naoto Takenaka. With Naoto Takenaka, Jun Fubuki, Ren Osugi, Hiroshi Kanbe.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$5 members

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