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  • The Good Wife of Tokyo

    1992. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Claire Hunt. 52 min.

  • Eat the Kimono

    1989. Great Britain. Kim Longinotto, Claire Hunt. 60 min.

Saturday, May 23, 2009, 4:00 p.m.

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  • The Good Wife of Tokyo

    1992. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Claire Hunt. Kazuko Hohki returns to Tokyo with her punk band, the Frank Chickens, after living in England for fifteen years. She brings along her English boyfriend to appease her marriage-obsessed mother, a priest in The House of Development, a Japanese religious sect popular among women. The film juxtaposes Kazuko’s vibrant lifestyle with that of other women living with older, more traditional values. In Japanese; English subtitles. 52 min.

  • Eat the Kimono

    1989. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Claire Hunt. Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, has spent her life defying her conservative culture’s contempt for independence and unconventionality. She dismissed death threats made against her by right-wing groups, and she denounced Emperor Hirohito, during his lifetime, as a war criminal. "You mustn’t be eaten by the kimono," says Genshu, referring to the traditional Japanese dress designed to restrict women's movements, "You must eat the kimono, and gobble it up." In Japanese; English subtitles. 60 min.

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