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Posted : September 13, 2013

REEL China Documentaries: Documentaries on issues in contemporary China by Chinese filmmakers and directors: For More Information 20080919falljapanfilm_yasujiroinfo.pdf

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Early Summer (麦秋 Bakushū)(1951, 112 minutes)A Straightforward Boy (Tokkan kozo)(1929, 14-minute short, silent)Make Way for TomorrowDirected by Leo McCarey (1937, 91 minutes)Ozu Yasujiro RetrospectiveUniversally considered to be one of the great masters of Japanese (or any) cinema, Ozu Yasujiro had a remarkable career that crossed five decades. This weekly retrospective, co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies and the Cinema at the Whitney, will provide a rare opportunity to see films from all periods of Ozu’s career, drawing attention to his playful humor as well as his formal...

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Uncle’s Paradise (Ojisan Tengoku)Directed by Shinji Imaoka (2006, 64 min., 35mm., English Subtitles, Content advisory) Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A cornucopian selection of the best works shown at the 2007 edition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, will be screened over two weeks, featuring major studio films, indie features and shorts, and experimental animation. Highlights include Maison de Himiko, the winner of the Nippon Connection Audience Award, a video feature by Sono Shion (Suicide Circle), and an...

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FLOWERS OF WASEDAKû-Soku-Ze-ShikiDirected by hiichan (2004, Video, 5 min., English subtitles) Night Of Pig’s Trotters (Tonsoku no yoru)Directed by Naoto Kaneko (2005, Video, 24 min., English subtitles)Running Girl (Hashiru onna)Directed by hiichan (2003, Video, 4 min., English subtitles) Ordinary People (Futsû no hitotachi)Directed by Hisashi Wakamatsu (2006, Video, 27 min. English subtitles) Karopa SkaDirected by Yukiko Nakane (2005, Video, 40 Min., English subtitles) Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A...

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By the 1970s, Hong Kong had become a truly global force in international cinema, not only solidifying a trans-Asian audience appeal, but breaking into the coveted Euro-American film market. By the 1990s, Hong Kong was recognized as one of the world’s premier film-producing sites. But there is a history to the efforts of Hong Kong to achieve international appeal and global prominence. This talk will outline the various strategies employed by the two major Mandarin-language film studios, MP&GI (Cathay) and Shaw Bros, to break out of the local and diasporic film circuits, culminating in...

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IMAGE RINGS PRESENTS IMMORAL FILMSMastif (Maschifu) Directed by Tetsuya Mariko, 2006 (video, 22 min.) Dear Ms.Ôgi (Haikei Ôgi Chikage sama)Directed by Kenji Murakami, 2006 (video, 32 min.) How I Produced A Cherry Boy (Dotei wo prodyusu) Directed by Tetsuaki Matsue, 2006 (video, 32 min. English subtitles)Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A cornucopian selection of the best works shown at the 2007 edition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, will be screened over two weeks, featuring major studio films, indie features...

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Forget The Last Samurai! Here’s the hard, brutal world of real samurai! Leading the New Wave in samurai cinema in the 1960s, Kudo Eiichi masterfully weaves together multiple tragedies sparked by political intrigue, culminating in a tour de force of mass action and anarchic violence. A ferocious and riveting condemnation of the feudal samurai state. The Great Duel (Daisatsujin)Directed by Eichi Kudo (1964, 35mm, English Subtitles)Prints Courtesy of the Japan Foundation

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Into a Dream (Yume no naka e)Directed by Shion Sono, 2005 (100 min., digital video, color)Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A cornucopian selection of the best works shown at the 2007 edition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, will be screened over two weeks, featuring major studio films, indie features and shorts, and experimental animation. Highlights include Maison de Himiko, the winner of the Nippon Connection Audience Award, a video feature by Sono Shion (Suicide Circle), and an outrageous “pink film” (soft...

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Raised from Dust Directed by Gan Xiao’er, 2007 (102 min) Film will be introduced by filmmaker Gan Xiao’er. Religious life in the People’s Republic in the post-Mao era is a lively and hotly contested aspect of people’s new sense of life-possibilities outside strict state supervision. Yet is has rarely made it into the vibrant new independent film world. Gan Xiao’er has made a very interesting independent feature set in a rural Chinese Christian community whose plot reflects social and personal crises under current reform policies in China.

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Films of Fury: KICK Start My Art, A Special Screening and Discussion – Akira Kurosawa’s Judo Saga (Sanshiro Sugata) 1943, and Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury (Jingwu Men), 1972An informal discussion on the roles of actor and auteur in martial arts cinema.

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OPEN ARTBones Directed by Shinsaku Hidaka (2006, video, 3:51 min.) The Naked ApeDirected by Daihiti Hashimoto (2006, video, 2 min.) The Goblin’s SecretDirected by Yuko Miyahira (2006, video, 7 min.) A Man Who Became an UndertakerDirected by Shuhei Sibue (2006, video, 4:55 min.) Takashi’s SeasonsDirected by Takashi Kawashima (2006, video, 15:45 min.) Deer ModeDirected by Junpei Mizokawa (2006, video, 1:20 min.) Bad Morning.MamaDirected by Daisuke Imai (2006, video, 4:09 min.) Magic By The Line Red And BlueDirected by Dino Sato (2006, video, 3:30 min.) ScraplandDirected by Dino...

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German + Rain (Jâman + Ame)Directed by Satoko Yokohama, 2007 (Video, 71 min., English subtitles)Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A cornucopian selection of the best works shown at the 2007 edition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, will be screened over two weeks, featuring major studio films, indie features and shorts, and experimental animation. Highlights include Maison de Himiko, the winner of the Nippon Connection Audience Award, a video feature by Sono Shion (Suicide Circle), and an outrageous “pink film” (...

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Sometimes the biggest events are telegraphed by the merest of harbingers. The scene of the greatest economic and cultural metamorphosis of our time, China is not only at the center of the world’s attention but has arguably the most vital, imaginative, and uncontainable art scene in the world. The Rising Tide investigates China’s meteoric march toward the future through the work of some of its most talented emerging artists, whose work reflects the country’s rising influence as an economic, political and cultural force in the global arena. In recent years, Chinese artists, especially those...

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Maison de Himiko (Mezon do Himiko)Directed by Isshin Inudo, 2005 (130min., 35mm English subtitles)Nippon Connection FestivalNippon Connection, the largest showcase of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, comes to Yale! A cornucopian selection of the best works shown at the 2007 edition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, will be screened over two weeks, featuring major studio films, indie features and shorts, and experimental animation. Highlights include Maison de Himiko, the winner of the Nippon Connection Audience Award, a video feature by Sono Shion (Suicide Circle), and an outrageous “pink film” (...

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Church Cinema Directed by Gan Xiao’er, 2008 (80 min)A documentary of reactions to watching “Raised from Dust” among ten Church congregations. Created from 80 hours of interviews and discussions, as well as the process of gaining access. A newly finished project, “Church Cinema” will be an informative assessment of “Raised from Dust” and its impact.Film screening will be followed by an open Question and Answer session with filmmaker Gan Xiao’er.

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Dam Street (China, 2005) A young woman’s indiscretion causes her ostracism and a long struggle for redemption.Parking at Wilson Branch Library is available behind the library off Daggett Street. The Global Film Initiative was founded in 2002 to introduce American audiences to remarkable stories from every corner of the world. PIER and the New Haven Free Public Library have coordinated a series of screenings at Henry R. Luce Hall and at various local library branches. Throughout the fall, films will be screened from Croatia, Indonesia, Argentina, China, Iraq, Chile, Algeria, and Mozambique....

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Free and open to the public. All films will be screened in DVD format in Chinese with English subtitles. Darkness and Light (黑暗之光) Directed by Chang Tso-chi (張作驥) , 1999, 104 minutesTaiwanese filmmaker Chang Tso-chi directed this restrained melodrama about a young girl’s love and loss in the northern city of Keelung. Kang-yi is a beautiful, precocious teenager whose brother is mentally challenged and whose father and aunt are blind. With her help as guide and caregiver, her father runs a successful business as a masseur. In spite of her numerous responsibilities, Kang-yi develops a crush on a...

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“Ethnicity at the Flicks: Do We Need It?” At 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2007 in the Auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, director Georgia Lee will be here for a special screening of her feature film, “Red Doors.” A question and answer session will follow the screening.At 4:00 PM the next day, on Friday, November 30, 2007, in the Auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, Georgia Lee will be joining Mary Lui of American Studies, Paize Keulemans of EALL, and Ron Gregg of Film Studies in a panel of discussion on the topic of “What Makes ‘Red Doors’ an American Movie.” The panelists will be...

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In cooperation with York University and Anthology Film Archives, the Council on East Asian Studies and the Film Studies Program will present a portion of the “Cinema/Movement” film series focusing on the vibrant and controversial interactions between political action and experimental filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s in Japan. This series of rare films, many of which are hard to see in Japan, let alone North America, was organized by Sharon Hayashi at York University and curated by Hirasawa Go of Meiji Gakuin University. Hirasawa will be in attendance at the Yale screenings and discuss the...

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Street of Violence (Boryoku no machi)Directed byYamamoto Satsuo, 1950 (35mm, English subtitles)The Urban Jungle: The Modern City in Japanese FilmLong favored by an urban audience, the Japanese cinema has continued to explore the city as part of a larger question of what constitutes Japanese modernity. These three films, rarely screened outside Japan, share narratives of urban streets filled with jazz and violence, love and hope, frustration and protest, but offer varied stances and programs for dealing with both the city and perhaps its artistic correlate, the cinema. All Screenings have...

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