With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rarely screened Okinawan film PARADISE VIEW at Japan Society on Friday, Ocotber 2, 2015

Japan Society New York
Monthly Classics
Credit:Osamu Muranaka
Paradise View / Paradaisu Byu
Directed by Go Takamine
Japan, 1985, 113 minutes
Language: Okinawan dialect and Japanese with English subtitles
When: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

Japan Society NY continues its Monthly Classics screenings this October with Paradise View, an important and rarely-screened film from Okinawa by director Go Takamine.

Synopsis: A small community prepares for a wedding between a local girl and a Japanese teacher. On the periphery of these events is Reishu (Kaoru Kobayashi), who quits his job on a U.S. military base and uses the extra time to catch snakes and play with ants – and get the bride-to-be pregnant.

This uniquely Okinawan classic features Japanese music icons Jun Togawa (Guernica) and Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra), who also provides the evocative score.

Paradise View is part of the Okinawan Vibes series, which offers the opportunity to experience the art and culture of Okinawa through a variety of programs. This screening is in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the film's release and will be followed by a reception with special Okinawan food and beverages!

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