With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Japan Society NY's new monthly film series "The Dark Side of the Sun"

Matango, aka. Attack of the Mushroom People, (c) 1963 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights reserved
The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema
When: October 18, 2014 – February 20, 2015
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Maverick avant-garde composer, musician and arranger John Zorn will be the guest curator of Japan Society NY's  2014–15 Monthly Film Series. Entitled The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema, the series will run from  October 18, 2014 to February 20, 2015. Zorn, who has a deep love and knowledge of Japanese cinema, has selected lesser-known or overlooked works from six Japanese directors.

Ranging from experimental shorts by the “godfather of anime” Osamu Tezuka to the U.S. premiere of the whimsical, made-for-television movie It’s Me Here, Bellett, directed by Nagisa Oshima, this series will inspire cinephiles to discover or re-discover Japanese cinema through the eyes of one of its most ardent fans.

The first film to be shown will be Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7 PM.

This series marks the first time each of these films will be shown at Japan Society.

Complete series information here.

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