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@ YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103 - MAP

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Fragments of Japanese Underground Cinema 1960-1974, program II

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

presented in association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
series co-curated by Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross
[members $8 / non-members $10]

This program reunites the filmmaking collective known as the Group of Three—Takahiko Iimura, Nobuhiko Obayashi and Yoichi Takabayashi—which was hailed in the early ‘60s 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. Program to include Nakasendo (Nakasen Road) and Complexe: Binetsu no Hari aruiwa Kanashii Jyozetsu Warutsu ni notte Soretsu no Sampomichi (Complexe) by Nobuhiko Obayashi; Kuzu (Junk) and Onan by Takahiko Iimura; and Musashino by Yoichi Takabayashi. (Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross)

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)

(1961-1965, 65 min, 16mm and digital)