Organized by Aaron Gerow - Yale University
The seventh edition of the Kinema Club conference in Japanese film and moving image studies will be held at Yale University from March 24 to 26, 2006. This session will be subtitled “Regimen, Revival and Recent Japanese Cinema” and will focus on recent trends in Japanese cinema, especially as they relate to government film policy and film education. The main guests will be Kurosawa Kiyoshi, film director and professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and Nakamura Hideyuki, professor at Rikkyo University. We will screen Kurosawa’s most recent horror film LOFT, and hold several discussions with the director. In a pre-event for the conference we will show another Kurosawa film, Serpent’s Path on March 23, and hold two workshops with the director. As a “post-event” on March 28 the Okinawan director Takamine Go will be presenting his film Untamagiru. There is no registration fee for the conference and the film screenings and workshops are open to the public without pre-registration.
4:00 to 6:00 PM Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street
Workshop with Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Film Director
6:00 to 7:00 PM: Rosenfeld Hall Reception for Kurosawa Kiyoshi
7:00 PM Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street
Screening of Serpent’s Path (Hebi no michi) (85mm, 1999)
Prints courtesy of The Japan Foundation English subtitles Discussion with the director will follow