With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, July 07, 2022

MOTHRA screening at Japan Society NY tomorrow, Friday, July 8th

Japan Society NY

Directed by Ishiro Hnda
Japan, 1961, 101 minutes
 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, July 8th at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street 

When a shipwrecked crew is rescued from a Pacific island previously used for nuclear testing, word quickly spreads of its newly discovered indigenous inhabitants. Driven by scientific curiosity, a joint expedition of Japanese and Rolisicans (a portmanteau for Russia and America) venture into the island's depths, discovering a paradise of mutated species and hidden glyphs—and, among them, a pair of tiny twin fairies (played by ’60s pop duo The Peanuts). When the expedition’s leader decides to secretly kidnap the fairies, the natives are forced to awaken their ancient deity, Mothra.

A kaiju classic from Godzilla’s Ishiro Honda, Mothra established one of Toho’s most memorable kaiju and forever ingrained the Peanuts’ “Mothra’s Song” into popular culture.

Watch the trailer here.

This screening of Mothra will be preceded by an introduction by Japanese sci-fi critic Kevin Derendorf.

Seismic Toys will host a Kaiju-themed pop-up and an exclusive limited-edition Mothra Mini-Print by Robo7 will be on-sale on-site in Japan Society's lobby!

This screening of Mothra is part of Japan Society's Monthly Classics Series.

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