With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, February 27, 2009

ACF 240: A Man Vanishes and Crazy Love

Tomorrow there will be two separate films screened at Japan Society's Shinjuku Ecstasy Film Series. Both films will be screened at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd venues), New York, NY.

A Man Vanishes / Ningen johatsu
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Japan, 1967, b&w, 130 min.

This controversial faux documentary portrayal of a young woman's search for her vanished fiancĂ©e is Imamura’s ingeniously constructed and subversively intellectual, yet captivating meditation on the ephemeral nature and inaccuracy of reality. Showtime: 3:00 PM.

A Man Vanishes webpage
Direct link to order A Man Vanishes tickets

Crazy Love / Kureiji rabu
Directed by Michio Okabe
Japan, 1968, b&w with color in part, 90 min.

Correlated with Susan Sontag's theorization of kitsch as well as employing the queer lingo of "camp," this film's relentless equal opportunity pop-art montage shattered the foundations of conventional cinema, making it a true document of the Shinjuku underground scene. Showtime: 5:45 PM.

Crazy Love webpage
Direct link to purchase Crazy Love tickets

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