Thursday, February 28, 2013 — 12:00 am


701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103 – MAP

(415) 978-2700

Fragments of Japanese Underground Cinema 1960-1974, program IV

Michio Okabe’s Crazy Love

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


Capturing the exuberance of 1960s Japanese counterculture, Kurejii Rabu (Crazy Love) (1968, 93 min, 16mm) is an indelible record of performance art, street happenings, futen hippie life and wildly popular dance halls. Performance artists Zero-Jigen, musician Yasunao Tone and filmmaker/photographer Kenji Kanesaka are among the many familiar faces of the Shinjuku underground who appear in the film, which also features an infectious soundtrack of contemporary pop songs. (Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross)