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Japanese Underground Cinema Program 6: Radical Experiments in Japanese Animation

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 2:45 p.m.

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



Includes the following films:

  • Love

    1963. Japan. Directed by Yoji Kuri. Print lent by The Japan Foundation. In Japanese; English subtitles. 12 min.

  • March

    1963. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Manabe. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, Ehime. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 3 min.

  • Battle at Ikedaya

    1961. Japan. Directed by Ryohei Yanagihara. Courtesy the filmmaker. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 8 min.

  • Kiss Kiss Kiss

    1964. Japan. Directed by Tadanori Yokoo. Courtesy the filmmaker. In Japanese; English subtitles. 3 min.

  • The Marionettes of Mask

    1965. Japan. Directed by Keiichi Tanaami. Courtesy the filmmaker. In Japanese; English subtitles. 7 min.

  • Time Gun

    1966. Japan. Directed by Akira Uno. Courtesy the filmmaker. In Japanese; English subtitles. 11 min.

  • Shadow

    1967. Japan. Directed by Seiichi Hayashi. Courtesy the filmmaker. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 5 min.

  • WOLS

    1965. Japan. Directed by Motoharu Jonouchi. Courtesy Mineko Jonouchi. In Japanese; English subtitles. 18 min.

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Before Japanese animation became big business, many legendary illustrators, graphic designers, and manga artists (including the “Animation: Group of Three” of Kuri, Manabe, and Yanagihara) experimented with the genre. Screened at prestigious venues like the Sogetsu Art Centre, this program of independently made animated shorts features some of their most stunning achievements.

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

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