From 1968 to 1973, the Nihon Documentarist Union did radical documentary work in Japan. They made two films in Okinawa before, during, and after its reversion.
For their 125th exhibition, Japan Society in NYC presents a rarely-seen collection of works by Shikō Munakata, including 61 prints on view for the first time since 1965.
Presented by Japan Society and the Agency for Cultural Affairs in association with the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO), this hybrid film series continues through December 23.
North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema streams online throughout the US with screenings in-person at Japan Society from August 20–September 2
MINAMATA Mandala, the latest documentary by veteran filmmaker Kazuo Hara, captures the resilience of people left behind by their government.
Japan Society’s online retrospective Cinema of Struggle features eight movies from director Kazuo Hara and producer Sachiko Kobayashi.
Beyond showcasing a wide range of styles and genres, 21st Century Japan also includes some of the country’s most remarkable contemporary women filmmakers.
21st Century Japan: Films From 2001–2020 presents a wide-ranging selection of films celebrating the last two decades of Japanese cinema, streaming online February 5–25.
Now streaming as part of JAPAN CUTS, Kana Yamada’s Life: Untitled features a wealth of skillfully written characters attuned to Japan’s contemporary social dysfunctions.
A trio of documentaries playing at this year’s Japan Cuts festival tackle different facets of social alienation.
An exhibition at Japan Society makes room in the modernist canon for the heady, playful ideas of free-thinking renegades.
Ego Obscura surveys Morimura’s 30-year-long career exploring representations of gender, sexuality, and the dynamics of power in cultural identity.