2007-05-18 | The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (June–July)

Screenings at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library present documentaries and movies rarely shown on television or in theaters, including works from the Film Library vaults.

The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater

In Remembrance of Director Yanagisawa Hisao
June 8 (Fri) 14:00, 18:00 (screens twice)
Coming and Going with the Wind (“Kaze to yuki kishi”)
Dir: Yanagisawa Hisao / JAPAN / 1989 / Color / 16mm / 154 min

Yanagisawa Hisao’s final documentary, filmed over a four-year period. A memorial screening dedicated to the late filmmaker, who continued to contemplate the meaning of freedom through his insights into the daily routines and struggles of the disabled before passing away on June 16th 1999.

Japanese Films and Literature—Ladle
June 22 (Fri) 14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Tales of Excrement and Urine (“Banjun Morishige no fun-nyo-tan”)
Dir: Nomura Yoshitaro / JAPAN / 1957 / B&W / 16mm (orig. 35mm) / 101 min

An adaptation of Hino Ashihei’s Tales of Excrement and Urine (“Fun-nyo-tan”), winner of the 6th Akutagawa Prize for literature. A depiction of the turbulent emotions of common people entangled in the scandalous desires of society.

Yamagata’s Fledgling Filmmakers
July 13 (Fri) 14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Global Visual Workshop 2006 (“Chikyu no Eizo Kobo 2006”)
Tohoku University of Art & Design Animation Program
and more

A special program focusing on the images and image makers emerging from the YIDFF’s hometown of Yamagata City, including the children’s animation workshop held at the 4th Global Culture Festival in October of last year and student works from the Tohoku University of Art & Design.

Japanese Films and Literature—Abandone
July 27 (Fri) 14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
The Girl I Abandoned (“Watashi ga suteta onna”)
Dir: Urayama Kirio / JAPAN / 1969 / Color, B&W / 16mm (orig. 35mm) / 116 min (Japanese only)

In the midst of Japan’s rapid economic growth, Tsutomu is on the verge of a marriage for the benefit of his upwardly-mobile career. Then a rumor begins to spread about a girl he dumped during his student years, and an abortion . . . An adaptation of Endo Shusaku’s The Girl I Left Behind.

[Venue] The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library (Yamagata Big Wing 3F)
[Admission] Free admission for members (Member’s fee: 3,000 yen for one year), One time ticket:1,000 yen
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata office)