Film Series: POP! GOES CINEMA: KADOKAWA FILM & 1980S JAPAN

When 8 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Where Japan Society
333 East 47th St
New York, NY 10017
United States
Cost $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
Enquiry (212) 832-1155

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing giant Kadokawa’s entry into film production. Established by the larger-than-life, controversial businessman, producer and visionary Haruki Kadokawa, the game-changing film studio went on to redefine Japanese popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed blockbusters, pop idol vehicles and off-the-walls genre films, each a unique blend of mainstream pop and experimental cinema unlike anything Japan had seen at the time. This mini-retrospective offers six celebrated and rarely-screened selections—almost all in brand-new 4k restorations! Guest curated by Alexander Zahlten, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

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