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Films by the Group of Three: Iimura, Obayashi, Takabayashi

  • Feb 16, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Join us Saturday February 16 when we view "Films by the Group of Three: Iimura, Obayashi, Takabayashi," part of the Yerba Buena Center’s retrospective of Japanese underground cinema.

"This program reunites the collective the Group of Three, namely Nobuhiko Obayashi, Yoichi Takabayashi and Takahiko Iimura, who were hailed in the early 1960s for adopting the 8mm format for purposes beyond home-movie diaries with eclectic results: from Obayashi's joyous films delivered with jocular exuberance to Iimura's ominous imagery sound-tracked by cutting-edge musicians of the time, including Takehisa Kosugi and Yasunao Tone, both represented in this program. Yoichi Takayabashi's lyrical eroticism manifests itself in Musashino as an imaginary deity in the forest and a ukiyo-e print. [masked], 65 min, 16mm and digital)"

Nakasendo (Nakasen Road) (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 17 min)
Complexe: Binetsu no Hari aruiwa Kanashii Jyozetsu Warutsu ni notte Soretsu no Sampomichi (Complexe) (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 15 min)
Kuzu (Junk) (Takahiko Iimura, 12 min)
Onan (Takahiko Iimura, 7min)
Musashino (Yoichi Takabayashi, 15 min)

More info about the film program and its venue: http://www.ybca.org/japanese-underground-cinema

6:30 Purchase tickets at the YBCA Box Office (701 Mission St. at Third), then meet for conversation at Peets Coffee, on the corner of Mission and Third St.

7:10 Return to the Yerba Buena and take our seats in YBCA’s film theater. The film starts at 7:30.

8:45 After the program we will meet for conversation at The Coffee Bean, 773 Market at 4th St.

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  • John

    These films presented very different styles, but all exhibited what seemed to me a tortured relationship to tradition. It was illuminating to see what art/film students in Japan in the 1960s were producing.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A trend I didn't know of. Kurosawa had to come from somewhere, so there's a history of Japanese movie-making.

    February 21, 2013

    • Tamara F.

      Please view 'Woman in the Dunes'

      February 21, 2013

  • Tamara F.

    I will show up closer to the film viewing.

    February 15, 2013

  • Sylvia

    And again it's "maybe."

    It's still "a maybe."

    February 15, 2013

  • Mark S

    Looking forward to it. Bringing a friend who is also a movie buff.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    heading out of town towards calistoga

    February 12, 2013

  • Sylvia

    And again it's "maybe."

    January 26, 2013

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