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Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy

Film Series

February 15 & 22

After making a name for himself in the late sixties as a boundary-pushing writer and director for the sci-fi television series Ultraman, Akio Jissoji went on to emerge as an equally innovative independent filmmaker with a trio of highly experimental and visually daring narrative features released through the Art Theater Guild (all scripted by Toshiro Ishido) that offer transgressive interpretations of Buddhist philosophy and the existential problem of impermanence. Long unavailable on home video outside of Japan, the complete “Buddhist Trilogy” makes its overdue debut at Japan Society with brand-new digital remasters.

Please note: These films contain strong sexual content including depictions of sexual violence.

Tickets

$14/$11 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members

Special Offer: Purchase all 3 Akio Jissoji films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket!


REFRESHMENTS

On Saturday, February 22, Japanese bento and refreshments will be available for purchase by . A portion of the proceeds will benefit Japan Society.


Full Schedule

Japan Society Film's Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and Gaia Holistic Health Foundation/Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer.

Gaia Holistic Health Foundation

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, George Gallagher, David S. Howe, Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki, and an anonymous donor.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor and American Airlines, the exclusive U.S. airline sponsor of Gallery.


All images: © Courtesy of Arrow Films.

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