With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Three events at Japan Society NY today, Saturday, March 28th

Japan Society NY's Globus Film Series The Most Beautiful: The War Films of Shirley Yamaguchi & Setsuko Hara continues today with three events. Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Streeet, NYC. Map here.)

An Actress with a Thousand Names: A Lecture by Inuhiko Yomota
Saturday, March 28, 3 PM 

Shirley Yamaguchi, who went by many names in her long, accomplished lifetime, remains one of the most enigmatic figures in Japanese film history. Her multi-faceted legacy will be explored through a lecture and Q&A session by film historian and scholar Inuhiko Yomota.

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Bell of Sayon / Sayon no kane
Saturday, March 28, 4:30 PM

In yet another racial transfiguration, Shirley Yamaguchi (Ri Koran) plays an aboriginal Taiwanese woman with fervent patriotic devotion (to Japan) named Sayun Hayun in this adaptation of a hit propaganda song, based on a true story.


Toward the Decisive Battle in the Sky /Kessen no Oozora e
Saturday, March 28, 7 PM

This Navy-sponsored film describes the challenging training of young boys in the Yokaren, a program feeding new pilots into the Army and Navy. Setsuko Hara plays the daughter of a family that often entertains recruits on their days off – a surrogate sister to many trainees.


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