Grass Labyrinth 草迷宮 (1979) , Dogura Magura ドグラ・マグラ (1988) Film Screening

Event time: 
Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Alice Cinema (Room L01), Humanities Quadrangle See map
320 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

With help from the Japan Society in New York, we are pleased to present rarely screened films by two of the leaders of the postwar avant-garde in Japan: Terayama Shuji and Matsumoto Toshio. Terayama was a multi-talented artist, blazing a trail in 1960s and 1970s Japan as an award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, and filmmaker (Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets). Matsumoto was one of the intellectual leaders of the Japanese New Wave, penning theoretical works that influenced many filmmakers, while as a filmmaker pursuing what he termed “avant-garde documentary,” feature film (Funeral Parade of Roses), and experimental cinema/video.