A Woman with Two Heads (1977) by Shuji Terayama

Thursday, June 6, 1985, 8:00 pm

New Japanese Experimental Filmmakers

Introduced by Filmmaker Tatsu Aoki


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

FILMS: Spacy (1981) by Takashi Ito; Formation (1984) by Toshio Matsumoto; My Movie Melodies (1980) by Junichi Okuyama; A Woman with Two Heads (1977) by Shuji Terayama; Morphology (1983) by Eiki Kamibayashi; Xenoparasitisme (1982) by Akihiko Morishita; “B” continued (1984) by Nobuhiro Kawanaka; Train I & II (1983) by Kohei Ando; Water Flowers (1984) by Nobuhiro Aihara.

This program includes recent work by several of Japan’s foremost experimental filmmakers, and was selected by filmmaker and critic Nobuhiro Kawanaka. Formation utilizes digital delay to fragment a ritual; Spacy, a highly innovative and playful journey; A Woman…, by one of Japan’s most important filmmakers, is a film about the shadow… “but there is another dimension to the shadow projected on the wall — the shadow is its own being.”

The program will be introduced by filmmaker Tatsu Aoki, Programming Director of Innocent Eyes and Lenses in Chicago.