With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, February 25, 2011

ACF 906: Yakuza lecture and film screening at Japan Society on March 10th

Yakuza in Popular Media & Real Life: Cracks & Chasms
Lecture plus Film Screening
When: Thursday, March 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM
(Film to follow at approxiamately 8:15 PM)
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, NYC
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

From popular films to games and comic books, yakuza culture has been portrayed and discussed in many media. Jake Adelstein, author of Tokyo Vice--one of the rare books revealing real yakuza culture in Japan--discusses the differences between the image the yakuza want to project and how the major groups really function, and what the taboos are of depicting yakuza in Japan.

After the Lecture:
Onibi: The Fire Within
(at approximately 8:15 pm)
Directed by Rokuro Mochizuki
With Yoshio Harada, Reiko Kataoka, Sho Aikawa
Japan, 1996, 101 minutes, 35mm, color
In Japanese with live English subtitles

Often regarded as Rokuro Mochizuki's masterpiece, Onibi injects both sexual passion and subdued sentiment into the macho world of yakuza cinema. Jake Adelstein introduces the film.

Lecture only:
$12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
Film only: $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
Lecture & Film: $16/$12 Japan Society members

Special offer available only at Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online.

Buy Lecture Only Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

This lecture and film screening are part of Japan Society's film series Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence, which runs from March 9 - 19, 2011.

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