Kinema Club XVIII: Gender & Sexuality in Japanese Film

Kinema Club XVIII: Gender & Sexuality in Japanese Film

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

We look forward to seeing many of you at Kinema Club XVIII at Yale from February 22 to February 24, 2019 at the Whitney Humanities Center. This conference and film fesitval features films from across the years of Japanese cinema. 

You can get other updates on the conference Facebook page.



Feb 22nd, Friday:

6:00 pm


7:00 pm

Fukujusō (Kawate Jirō, 1935)

With benshi and live piano accompaniment 

Panelists: Sarah Frederick, Marta Figlerowicz, Brian Meacham

Feb 23rd, Saturday:

8:00 am


9:00 am

Gate of Flesh (Makino Masahiro, 1948)

Panelists: Saitō Ayako, Kamiya Makiko, Vera Mackie, Griseldis Kirsch (Moderator: Irene Gonzalez)

11:30 am

Lunch break

12:30 pm

Lily Festival (Hamano Sachi, 2001)

Panelists: Jasper Sharp, Caitlin Casiello, Jonathan Hall

3:30 pm

Coffee break

4:00 pm

Flowers Have Fallen (Ishida Tamizō, 1938) and Madam Butterfly’s Illusion (Arai Wagorō, 1940)

Panelists: Katie Trumpener, Hsin-Yuan Peng, Jason Douglass

6:30 pm

Dinner break

8:00 pm

The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman (Okamoto Kihachi, 1963)

Panelists: Hannah Airess, Miryam Sas, Jennifer Coates, Xavier Sawada

Feb. 24th, Sunday:

8:00 am


9:00 am

The Eternal Breasts (Tanaka Kinuyo, 1955)

Panelists: Alejandra Armendariz-Hernandez, Roger Macy, Irene Gonzalez, Earl Jackson

Kinema Club is a website devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media. We started as a small, informal group of scholars sharing xeroxed copies of tables of contents for film magazines, and since starting the KineJapan list have grown to over 800 members from all over the world. Our name comes from famous Taisho era movie theaters in Tokyo and Kobe. Kinema Club and KineJapan are inclusive and open by nature. If you would like to contribute information or entirely new materials to the website, you are welcome to join in.