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Japanese Underground Cinema Program 8: Takahiko Iimura and Eikoh Hosoe

Introduced by Takahiko Iimura

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:30 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.

  • Junk

    1962. Japan. Directed by Takahiko Iimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 12 min.

  • Onan

    1963. Japan. Directed by Takahiko Iimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 7 min.

  • Rose Color Dance

    1965. Japan. Directed by Takahiko Iimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 13 min.

  • The Masseurs

    1963. Japan. Directed by Takahiko Iimura. In Japanese; English subtitles. 13 min.

  • Navel and A-Bomb

    1960. Japan. Directed by Eikoh Hosoe. Courtesy the filmmaker. In Japanese; English subtitles. 10 min.

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Made for the Experimental Jazz Film Laboratory, a group led by the great filmmaker Shuji Terayama (a key figure in this exhibition), Navel and A-Bomb anticipates photographer Eikoh Hosoe’s famous collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the co-founder of Ankoku Butoh dance, for the photo-book Kamaitachi (1968). In the beautifully choreographed Anma and Rose Color Dance, Takahiko Iimura transforms his camera into an extension of his body. And in Junk, Love, and Onan, Iimura improvises with vanguard musicians Takehisa Kosugi, Yoko Ono, and Yasunao Tone with exhilarating results. All Iimura works courtesy The Film-makers’ Co-op, New York. Program 67 min.

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

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