JAPAN SOCIETY FILM Beyond Godzilla: Alternative Futures & Fantasies in Japanese Cinema


Japan Society Film Program is very excited to announce the upcoming film series titled Beyond Godzilla: Alternative Futures & Fantasies in Japanese Cinema.
The Film will be showing from March 24 to April 8, 2017 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Stree NYC, NY 10017)

In this series they focus on the rich and varied universe of Japanese tokusatsu (“special effects”) films. They introduce the wide-ranging imagination of the Japanese sci-fi/fantasy genre, including innovative B-movies, kaiju eiga (“monster movies”) and non-Godzilla classics involving director Ishiro Honda and effects maestro Eiji Tsuburaya.

Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube on Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM

Calling all monster movie enthusiasts for an evening filled with your favorite marches, melodies, vibes and reverbs from the Japanese cult classic Godzilla! Performed by Japan’s forever-young techno-pop band Hikashu and special guest musicians including the spunky sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan, this concert showcases the remarkable range of music composed by Akira Ifukube (1914—2006), who was known for creating some of the most memorable aural moments in cinematic history. A not-to-be-missed event that brings these menacing monsters to life through music!
More info here.

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