Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 8:00 pm – 9:35 pm
Directed by Kiyoko Miyake (Japan/UK/Canada, 2017, 90 min.). Digital. Japanese with English subtitles.
This documentary offers a provocative look into the meteoric rise of the “girl band” in Japan. The story is told through Rio, a bona fide “Tokyo Idol” with a following of “Brothers”—middle-aged male super fans who have devoted their lives to following Rio on the internet and in real life. Once considered to be on the fringes of society, the Brothers, who gave up salaried jobs to pursue an interest in female idol culture, have now become a mainstream phenomenon via internet exposure, illuminating the growing disconnect between men and women in hypermodern societies.
Tickets are required for this event. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.