House of Bamboo © 1955 20th Century Fox.
The similarities, however, end there. Through a selection of films made before, during and after WWII, this series illustrates how their respective roles on the silver screen transformed along with Japan itself—from young maidens serving an empire allied with Nazi Germany to mature women walking different paths in a defeated nation promoting democracy under American hegemony. This series is guest curated by Dr. Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian Cinema at the University of Michigan.
- All screenings (except China Nights): $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
- China Nights screening + reception: $15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students
Purchase tickets for at least 3 different films and receive $2 off each ticket when purchased together! Special offer available only at the Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online.
For complete information about the series, including the schedule, descriptions of the nine films that will be shown and the special lecture on actress Shirley Yamaguchi, click here.
Stories from the War
Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Japan Society presents the Society-wide series Stories from the War which explores history and considers challenging issues that the U.S. and Japan faced surrounding WWII through a contemporary lens.