Japanese Experimental Film Series – Diaries and “Cine-poems” (Program 1)

Japanese Experimental Film Series -- Diaries and "Cine-poems" (Program 1)

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

This series of Japanese experimental films, organized in conjunction with a visit to Yale by Japanese film scholar and experimental filmmaker Donald Richie, is divided into three thematically-organized programs. Each program is made up of a group of 5-10 historically and artistically significant short films, arranged chronologically and shown in their original formats. Taken together, they demonstrate the richness and diversity of Japanese experimental cinema over the past 50 years. All 16mm films are in Japanese* The Song of Stones (Toshio Matsumoto, 1963, 30 minutes) At Yukigaya 2 (Mako Idemitsu, 1974, 10 minutes) Reflections on a Sunset (Suzuki Shiroyasu, 1975, 24 minutes) Like a Train Passing 1, 2 (Kohei Ando, 1976 and 1978, 10 minutes) Shishosetsu 5 (Kawanaka Nobuhiro, 1991, 25 minutes) Total running time: 99 minutes *no English subtitles*.