• ANPO: Art X War

    2010. USA/Japan. Linda Hoaglund. 89 min.

Introduction and discussion with Hoaglund

Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • ANPO: Art X War

    2010. USA/Japan. Directed by Linda Hoaglund. ANPO refers to the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty, which permits the continued presence of numerous U.S. military bases in Japan. In 1960, public resentment against the military presence erupted in massive popular demonstrations that were crushed by Japan’s C.I.A.-backed Prime Minister Kishi. A wide range of Japanese artists depicted this resistance with a rich archive of art and films, including many large-scale paintings long hidden from public view. Contemporary artists continue to draw on their predecessors’ legacy, depicting problems generated by the bases. Shot in high definition, the film reveals the extraordinary passion behind this wave of paintings, photographs, anime, and documentary and narrative films. New Day Films. In Japanese, English; English subtitles. 89 min.