BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4003@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20121116T000000Z DTEND:20121121T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&ldquo\;I&rsquo\;d like to destroy this premise that cinema is fiction.&rdquo\; - Shohei Imamura One of the greatest filmmakers of postwa r Japanese (or\, for that matter\, world) cinema\, Shohei Imamura spent mo re than four decades turning out a steady stream of astoundingly fearless\ , inventive\, mischievous films\, gleefully breaking taboos of all kinds - political\, social\, sexual\, and aesthetic. His films - including master pieces like THE INSECT WOMAN\, THE PORNOGRAPHERS\, and VENGEANCE IS MINE - are populated by a constellation of perverts\, serial killers\, madmen\, and eccentrics\, adding up to an incisive\, unvarnished\, but vital portra it of Japanese society. Imamura&rsquo\;s disregard for propriety or conven tions\, and his unceasing appetite for investigating and depicting Japanes e society\, resulted in a refusal to limit himself to fiction or documenta ry filmmaking\, or to acknowledge a sharp distinction between the two. Thr oughout his career he moved fluidly from one to the other\, ultimately mak ing numerous documentaries on a host of subjects. And in some of these fil ms\, he happily blurred the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction\, p ioneering the hybrid form that is very much in vogue today.\nFor more info rmation about films or showtimes refer to&nbsp\;http://anthologyfilmarchiv es.org/film_screenings/series/40008. SUMMARY:Film Screenings DOCUMENTARIES BY SHOHEI IMAMURA URL:/en/events/2012/11/16/film-screenings-documentaries-by-shohei-imamura/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR