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*Throw Away Your Books, Rally In the Streets*, 2016 at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2016 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Sunday Sessions presents a screening of Shūji Terayama’s feature film Throw Away Your Books, Rally In the Streets, 1971. The screening is presented in conjunction with Rotting Wood, the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s Kegawa no Marii, the 2016 Sunday Sessions Commission conceived by Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy.

An experimental drama, Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, charts the journey of a disillusioned young man as he leaves his family and takes to the streets. A metaphor for the rise of materialism in Japan during the second half of the 20th century, the story is inter-cut with psychedelic and energetic vignettes.

With Special Thanks to Pro Helvetia.

Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Rotting Wood, the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s ‘Kegawa no Marii’, 2016, is a MoMA PS1 Commission as part of Sunday Sessions.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.