Underground Program 1: Nobuhiko Obayashi and Yoichi Takabayashi

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

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

Includes the following films:

  • The Shadow of Doll

    1963. Japan. Directed by Yoichi Takabayashi. In Japanese; English subtitles. 20 min.

  • Emotion

    1966. Japan. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Screenplay by Obayashi, Kyoko Hanyu. With Sari Akasaka, Kyoko Hanyu. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 39 min.

  • Nakasen Road

    1961. Japan. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 17 min.

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This program reunites two luminaries of Japanese underground cinema, Obayashi and Takabayashi, who with Takahiko Iimura set up the collective “Group of Three” and screened films together. Their innovative experimental 8mm movies were harbingers of their subsequent feature work. Iimura is the subject of his own program on January 12 and 13.

In the Film exhibition Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960–1986

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