Weds Oct 14, 6:30 pm: Japanese experimental films of the 1960s (screening)

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Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies, NYU
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Screening: Experimental Films of the 1960s from Nihon University

Selected by film scholar Go Hirosawa, Meiji Gakuin University, this program of 16mm black-and-white films features two produced by members of Nihon University’s communist cinema collective in opposition and response to renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty (Anpo): Pou Pou, 1960 (22 min.) and Wan (Bowl), 1961 (25 min.). Also included is The Martyr, 1963 (28 min.), directed by Katsuhiro Tomita, a film-production student at the university. Organized by Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan. For film details, visit

Organized by Collaborative Cataloguing Japan and co-sponsored by NYU’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program and Asian Film & Media Initiative, both Department of Cinema Studies;
and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, programs subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments
in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979,
 presented in New York City in two parts:
at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University (September 10–December 7, 2015)
and Japan Society Gallery (October 9, 2015–January 10, 2016).

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit


Grey Art Gallery, NYU:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays, 212/998-6780

Japan Society Gallery:
TuesdayThursday, 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Friday: 11 am–9 pm
with free admission 6 pm–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Closed Monday/Major holidays, 212/832-1155

Image: Still from Masao Adachi, Wan (Bowl), 1961



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