‘Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan’ Series (Through Saturday, December 17)

    Date: 11/08/2016 - 12/17/2016

    Time: All Day

    Location: Japan Society (333 E. 47th St., Manhattan)

    Price: $13/film in advance

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing giant Kadokawa’s entry into film production. Established by the larger-than-life, controversial businessman, producer and visionary Haruki Kadokawa, the game-changing film studio went on to redefine Japanese popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed blockbusters, pop idol vehicles and off-the-walls genre films, each a unique blend of mainstream pop and experimental cinema unlike anything Japan had seen at the time. This mini-retrospective offers six celebrated and rarely-screened selections—almost all in brand-new 4k restorations! Guest curated by Alexander Zahlten, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

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