|The H-Man © 1959 Sony Pictures; Blue Christmas © 1978 Toho Co. Ltd.; Invisible Man © 1954 Toho Co. Ltd.|
While Godzilla undoubtedly ranks among Japanese cinema's most well-known and beloved exports, the series of films in which he stars is only one of the many remarkable entries within the rich and varied universe of Japanese tokusatsu ("special effects") films. This seven-film series, a modified version of the program organized for the 2016 Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy by film critic and writer Mark Schilling, goes beyond Toho's superstar monster to introduce a selection of titles that display the wide-ranging imagination of the Japanese sci-fi/fantasy genre, including innovative B-movies, kaiju eiga ("monster movies") and non-Godzilla classics involving director Ishiro Honda and effects maestro Eiji Tsuburaya.
The films to be shown are: The H-Man, Latitude Zero, School in the Cross Hairs, Invisible Man, The Secret of the Telegian, Blue Christmas, and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris. Beyond Godzilla, a lecture by series curator Mark Schilling, will take place on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 PM.
Further information, including the full schedule, is available here.
$13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
EXCEPT screening of The H-Man + Opening Night Party: $16/$13 seniors & students/$12 Japan Society members
Special Offer: Buy tickets to at least 3 different films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket.