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Three Radical Japanese Filmmakers

  • 03 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Three Radical Japanese Filmmakers

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7pm

Harvard Film Archive

24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present THREE RADICAL JAPANESE FILMMAKERS on Friday March 3, 2017 with an introduction by Go Hirasawa. The highly deliberate use of experimental film as a utopian project and as a weapon for radical political struggle in Japan has deep connections to the student movement. The late 1960s saw artists that were internationally connected and plugged into movements such as Fluxus, yet also always aware of the local contexts in Japan they needed to address. This tension produced complex works full of energy, beauty, and a spirit of resistance. Despite their enormous influence at the time, the films have only recently been restored for audiences today to see. Researcher and curator Go Hirasawa has been at the forefront of efforts to recover this history and presents several seminal works in this program.

The screening takes place in conjunction with a workshop at the HFA on the preservation and circulation of noncorporate film on Saturday, March 4 and with the HFA’s Hachimiri Madness! program April 21 – May 22.

General Admission Tickets $9, $7 Non-Harvard Students, Seniors, Harvard Faculty and Staff. Harvard students free
Special event tickets (for in-person appearances) are $12.

Tickets go on sale 45 minutes prior to show time. The HFA does not do advance ticket sales.


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