With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Saturday, April 09, 2016

THE STORMY MAN will screen at Japan Society this evening

Japan Society NY
The Stormy Man © 1957 Nikkatsu Corporation.
The Stormy Man / Arashi o Yobu Otoko
Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
With Yujiro Ishihara, Kyoji Aoyama, Fukuko Sayo,
Mie Kitahara, and Masumi Okada
Japan, 1957, 101 minutes, 35mm, color
In Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

Tonight's feature in Japan Society NY's new film series Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film will be The Stormy Man, which will be introduced by series curator Michael Raine.

Synopsis (courtesy Japan Society:
Yujiro Ishihara, the biggest male film and singing star in postwar Japan, plays a rough drummer given his big break by female talent manager Mie Kitahara. A series of love triangles set within the Tokyo music scene plays out in moody Eastmancolor, but this film is less noir than male melodrama: the central problem is neither corruption nor romance but the lack of a mother's love. Yujiro is both lover and fighter, performing self-assertion and sexual prowess for male and female audiences in conformist Japan. Directed by Umetsugu Inoue, one of the major directors of postwar musicals, who even inserted song and dance performances into his action films.

This screening of The Stormy Man is part of the 2016 Globus Film Series Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film

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