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  • Dream Girls

    1993. Great Britain. Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. 50 min.

  • Shinjuku Boys

    1995. Great Britain. Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. 53 min.

Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

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  • Dream Girls

    1993. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. The Takarazuka Revue is a wildly popular musical theater company in Japan in which young women are trained to play all the male and female roles. Thousands of girls apply each year to enter the male-run Takarazuka Music School; the few who are accepted endure years of a reclusive and highly disciplined existence before they can join the Revue. Dream Girls offers compelling insight into gender, sexual identity, and the cultural contradictions experienced by Japanese women today. In Japanese; English subtitles. 50 min.

  • Shinjuku Boys

    1995. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams. This remarkable documentary about female sexuality in Japan follows the lives of three onnabe—Japanese women who live as men and have girlfriends—who work as hosts at the New Marilyn Club in Tokyo. As the film follows them at home and on the job, all three talk frankly about their gender-bending lives, revealing their views about women, sex, transvestitism, and lesbianism. Alternating with these illuminating interviews are fabulous sequences shot inside the club, which is patronized almost exclusively by heterosexual women who have become disenchanted with biological males. In Japanese; English subtitles. 53 min.

In the Film exhibition Kim Longinotto

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