The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61

Globus Film Series

April 5–27, 2019

With its inception in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the New Wave movement in Japan ushered in a postwar generation of politically engaged and artistically adventurous filmmakers that radically transformed the country's cinema in theory and practice. Looking beyond internationally lauded figures such as Nagisa Oshima and Masahiro Shinoda, this 11-film series aims to re-examine this dynamic moment in Japanese film history with the introduction of work by lesser-known studio directors, independent auteurs, documentarists and student filmmakers that gave birth to the New Wave, including newly subtitled rarities never-before-seen in the U.S. Curated by Go Hirasawa.

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This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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Japan Society’s Film Program is generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Geoff and Fumi Matters, James Read Levy, David S. Howe, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Laurel Gonsalves, and Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki.

The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61 is made possible through the generous support of The Globus Family.

Special Thanks: Luis Carlos Alvarez-Zaragoza; John Mhiripiri (Anthology Film Archives); Stephanie Diaz; Brittany Gravely, Haden Guest (Harvard Film Archive); Katsumi Hirano; Brian Belovarac, Ben Crossley-Mara, Emily Woodburne (Janus Films); Koji Nozaki, Sanae Tani (Japan Foundation, New York); Hiroo Ko; Mamoru Fujinoto (Kyodo Eiga); Masaki Daibo, Alo Joekalda, Makiko Kamiya, Aki Nishikawa, Hisashi Okajima (National Film Archive of Japan); Mami Furukawa (Nikkatsu Corporation); The Noda Family; Hitomi Hosoda, Yuhka Matoi (Shochiku Co., Ltd.); Eizo Yamagiwa.

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