BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6595@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20220513T000000Z DTEND:20220603T000000Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.japansociety.org/arts-and-culture/films/okinawa-cin ematic-reflections\n\nMarking 50 years since Okinawa's reversion from Amer ican sovereignty back to Japan\, Visions of Okinawa documents the dynamic historical\, political and cultural spaces of Okinawa around this pivotal point in history through in-person screenings and streamed films exploring the legacies of the Occupation\, WWII and imperialism. Primarily focusing on films made around the time of or dealing with the 1972 reversion\, Vis ions of Okinawa addresses issues of identity\, race and borders by present ing diverse and complicated reflections on the prefecture from mainland fi lmmakers\, native Okinawans and documentarians.\n\nIN-PERSON SCREENINGS:\n \nTickets: $15 / $10 members\n\nONLINE SCREENINGS:\n\nRentals: $10\n\nVirt ual 3-Film Pass: $24 for all online films\n\n(on sale starting May 14)\n\n Members: 20% off via promo code\n\n=====\n\nIn-Theater Screenings\n\nAll i n-person screenings will take place in Japan Society's auditorium\, locate d at 333 E. 47th Street in New York\, NY. Please note: Visitor safety is o ur top priority. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccinati on and wear a proper mask at all times while inside our building. Please b e sure to review the Japan Society safety and health policies here.\n\nFri day\, May 13 at 7 pm\n\nParadise View\n\n1985. 117 min. Directed by Go Tak amine.\n\nN.A. Premiere of New 2021 Edit. Okinawan director Go Takamine's pioneering debut takes place shortly before the reversion\, tacitly addres sing the islands' history of occupation through the story of a wedding bet ween a local girl and a Japanese teacher.\n\nScreening followed by recepti on.\n\nDRAMA\n\nSaturday\, May 14 at 4:30 pm\n\nLevel Five\n\n1996. 106 mi n. Directed by Chris Marker.\n\nA lo-fi PC game becomes the impetus for a mnemonic exploration of the past when a computer programmer is tasked with recreating the Battle of Okinawa.\n\nDOCUMENTARY\n\nSaturday\, May 14 at 7 pm\n\nDear Summer Sister\n\n1972. 95 min. Directed by Nagisa Oshima.\n\n Archival 35mm Presentation. Teenage Sunaoko travels to Okinawa in the hope of visiting her stepbrother\, setting the stage for Oshima's disruptive p olitics to reveal the entanglements and contradictions of the island's his tory with Japan.\n\nDRAMA\n\nFriday\, May 20 at 7 pm\n\nTerror of Yakuza\n \n1976. 96 min. Directed by Sadao Nakajima.\n\nA ripped-from-the-headlines Toei production\, shot and filmed in Okinawa\, Terror of Yakuza took insp iration from the then ongoing yakuza conflicts in Okinawa and was banned f rom screening in the prefecture.\n\nACTION\, DRAMA\n\nSaturday\, May 21 at 7 pm\n\nUntamagiru\n\n1989. 120 min. Directed by Go Takamine.\n\nImported 35mm Print! Go Takamine's celebrated adaptation of the famous Uchinaa Shi bai play follows Okinawan folk hero Untamagiru as he seeks to create an in dependent Okinawa on the eve of the reversion.\n\nDRAMA\n\n=====\n\nOnline Screenings\n\nFilms listed below stream online May 14-June 3 at film.japa nsociety.org.\n\nParadise View\n\n1985. 117 min. Directed by Go Takamine.\ n\nNew 2021 Edit. Okinawan director Go Takamine's pioneering debut takes p lace shortly before the reversion\, tacitly addressing the islands聰� h istory of occupation through the story of a wedding between a local girl a nd a Japanese teacher.\n\nDRAMA\n\nMotoshinkakarannu\n\n1971. 87 min. Dire cted by the NDU.\n\nShot over a period of 15 months from April 1969 to Jul y 1970\, Motoshinkakarannu captures a tumultuous time in Okinawa's occupat ion\, offering an unflinching snapshot of Okinawan society that captures t he daily lives of sex workers\, yakuza\, tourists and G.I.s in Koza City.\ n\nDOCUMENTARY\n\nAsia is One\n\n1973. 96 min. Directed by the NDU.\n\nTra cing the lives of former Okinawan coal miners\, Asia is One confronts the legacy of imperialism alongside the concept of border and identity on the vast stretches of Okinawan islands that lead down to Taiwan.\n\nDOCUMENTAR Y SUMMARY:Globus Film Series - Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections URL:/en/events/2022/05/13/globus-film-series-visions-of-okinawa-cinematic/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR