Contemporary Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema

Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

This program of exciting new work by contemporary Japanese filmmakers offers engaging and complex considerations of the moving image. The meeting of traditional forms and experimental sensibilities — through the integration of animation, installation, and sound and the structures of composition, duration, and material — works toward visceral and contemplative experiences of the image in time. Participating artists include Takashi Ishida, Makino Takashi, and Yo Ota.

Image: Takashi Ishida, Reflection (still), 2008; photo courtesy of the artist.

Copresented with San Francisco Cinematheque.