With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ACF 748: "Live From Tokyo" will be shown at Asia Society this Friday, October 29th

Live From Tokyo (Image courtesy Lewis Rapkin)

Asia Society and New York-Tokyo present the World Premiere of

Live From Tokyo
Directed by Lewis Rapkin
79 min. HDCAM.
Showtime: Friday, October 29, 2010, 6:45 P.M.
Q&A with Filmmaker.
At Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC

Tokyo's reputation as a media-saturated hub for global information and cutting-edge innovation makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture. This documentary takes the viewer through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians who create this multi-faceted artistic culture. The film features performances by DMBQ, Tenniscoats, Shugo Tokumaru, Nisennenmondai, PARA (ex-Boredoms), Kirihito, d.v.d., and many more.

Film director Lewis Rapkin is a NYC-based filmmaker and musician. He has worked on documentaries for PBS, HBO and is currently editing a TV series for the Discovery Channel. As a musician, he has worked on soundtracks for industrials and short films and has composed the original music for Live From Tokyo. Rapkin has played keyboards, guitar, bass and drums with bands in both New York and Tokyo. Live From Tokyo stems from Rapkin’s interest in the Tokyo music scene and his early documentation of it while studying in Japan in 2005. In 2008, he returned to Japan with a crew to start the production of Live From Tokyo. Rapkin has recently come back from Berlin, where he was scouting and researching the making of a Live From Berlin.

For more information on the series, visit http://asiasociety.org/events-calendar/live-tokyo.

Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (212) 517-ASIA or visit www.AsiaSociety.org.

Co-presented with New York-Tokyo. This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

About the Asia Society:

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonprofit nonpartisan educational institution. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art, and in Asia today. Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City. www.AsiaSociety.org

About New York-Tokyo:

Founded in 2001, NYT is a NYC-based lifestyle marketing, communications, and event media company that creates a place online and offline for the creative exchange inspired by the NY and Tokyo youth cultural scenes. www.newyork-tokyo.com

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:38 PM

    I am so looking forward to this -- have been for months!!


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