Japanese Avant-Garde Counter Cinema

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Film & Other Media

Jul 201312
8:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Nikkei National Museum
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC
Burnaby, British Columbia, v5e 4m7

Jeremy Isao Speier curates films entirely from online open source on YouTube. These films are made by early Japanese filmmakers that pioneered an experimental approach that was often avant-gardist in stance. Featured directors include Toshio Matsumoto known for his Warholian 60s happening, counter cinema and experimental film work who heavily influenced Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Other experimental and conceptual works featured in the film set are by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Yasuzo Masumura, Shuji Terayama, Iimura Takahiko (w/John Cage), Toshiro Mifune, and John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven after Seven Samurai by Kurosawa). Counter Cinema acts as a counterpoint to Hollywood and genre films following its own history and trajectory of counter-tradition and experimental practices of filmmaking.


NNMCC . Last modified Jun 29 2013 1:38 p.m.


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