With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

Naoto Takenaka's NOWHERE MAN showing in 35mm at Japan Society NY this evening, Friday, March 13th

Japan Society NY
© 1991 Shochiku Ltd.
Nowhere Man / Muno no Hito
Directed by Naoto Takenaka
With Naoto Takenaka, Jun Fubuki,
Ren Osugi, and Hiroshi Kanbe
Japan, 1991, 107 minutes
35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$5 members

In this wry comedy adapted from legendary cartoonist Yoshiharu Tsuge's newly translated semi-autobiographical work The Man Without Talent (New York Review Comics), a hapless manga artist disillusioned with drawing comics turns his attention to selling rocks that he finds in a nearby river—a hopeless endeavor that only further estranges him from his poverty-stricken family.

An auspicious directorial debut by popular Japanese actor and comedian Naoto Takenaka, Nowhere Man won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 48th Venice Film Festival.

This rare 35mm screening is co-presented with New York Review Comics in celebration of their brand-new publication of The Man Without Talent, the first full-length work by Tsuge translated into English.

Watch the Nowhere Man trailer here.

This screening is part of Japan Society's MONTHLY CLASSICS film series.

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