To the Alley (Roji e)

To the Alley (Roji e)

Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 6510

Aoyama’s Film Screening

To the Alley (Roji e, 2001, English subtitles). A documentary exploring the world of the novelist Nakagami Kenji using the film he left behind. Followed by a symposium with Prof. Eve Zimmerman of Wellesley College on the Novelist Nakagami Kenji, cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures Combining genre cinema with a rigorous critique of postwar Japanese society, Aoyama Shinji is one of the leading figures of contemporary Japanese culture, directing award-winning films such as Eureka (which the Los Angeles Times said “will become one of the landmarks of the world cinema of the first decade of the 21st century”), writing prize-winning novels, and becoming an intellectual force with his criticism and theory. Yale University is pleased to have Aoyama visit for nearly two weeks to show four of his films, direct two weekend workshops, and participate in several discussions on Japanese film and culture.

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In conjunction with The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and The Films Studies Program of Yale University