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Japanese Underground Cinema Program 4: Japanese Expanded Cinema

Sunday, January 6, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

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



Includes the following films:

  • For My Crushed Right Eye

    1968. Japan. Directed by Toshio Matsumoto. Courtesy the filmmaker. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 13 min.

  • Phenomenology of Zeitgeist

    1967. Japan. Directed by Rikuro Miyai. Courtesy the filmmaker. Multiple projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 37 min.

  • America America America

    1965. Japan. Directed by Kenji Kanesaka. Print lent by Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; courtesy Kumiko Shimamoto. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 13 min.

  • Great Society

    1967. USA. Directed by Masanori Oe, Marvin Fishman. Print lent by Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; courtesy Masanori Oe. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 17 min.

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Expanded cinema became a true phenomenon in late 1960s Japan. Artists began exploring multiple projection, film as performance, and various Structuralist investigations. This program features some of the best practitioners of the period, including Matsumoto and Miyai, as well as early critiques of television and pop culture by Kanesaka and Oe that offer a fascinating glimpse of Japanese expat culture in downtown New York.

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

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