• October 9–12 [Venues] Forum 4
Five dynamic films that defy convention will be screened in Perspectives Japan, in a display of the powerful contemplation and fresh vibrancy being explored in Japanese documentary filmmaking. Okinawa: The Afterburn offers deep insight in an unflinching look at Okinawa’s ongoing post-war era. THE COCKPIT provides the audience with a front-row seat to the process of words and rhythms being created in the single room of an apartment. Under the Cherry Tree weaves together stories told by residents of a public housing complex, while the film PYRAMID: Kaleidoscope Memories of Destruction, shot on 8mm film, bestows a universality to the landscape of Saitama Prefecture’s Chichibu region, and Voyage merges the techniques of both narrative and documentary filmmaking to offer a slice of reality.
THE COCKPIT Dir: Miyake Sho / 2014 / 64 min
• Oct. 9 F4 | Oct. 12 F4Okinawa: The Afterburn Dir: John Junkerman / 2015 / 148 min
• Oct. 9 F4 | Oct. 10 F4PYRAMID: Kaleidoscope Memories of Destruction Dir: Sasakubo Shin / 2015 / 50 min
• Oct. 9 F4 | Oct. 11 F4Under the Cherry Tree Dir: Tanaka Kei / 2015 / 92 min
• Oct. 9 F4 | Oct. 10 F4Voyage Dir: Ikeda Sho / 2015 / 60–70 min
• Oct. 9 F4 | Oct. 12 F4