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.
At the Japan Society, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise, legacies of inter-cultural encounter are seen through a lens of global understanding.
An eye-opening exhibition at Japan Society closely examines representations of wakashu in woodblock prints from the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.
The action invites us to commit to challenging our institutions to resist Trumpism and combat the conditions that allowed its emergence.