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Sunday, May 19, 2019
7:00 PM


Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema



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Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)


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Hasumi Shigehiko (1932-present) is one of the most influential critics and theorists of Japanese Cinema. Emerging at the film journal Cinema 69 at the end of the 1960s, he would go on to become one of the dominant critical voices of Japanese Film Criticism in the 1970s and 1980s, write numerous theoretical books on film form and experience, and become one of the founders of Film Studies as an academic discipline at Rikkyō University and later Tokyo University.

This series explores Hasumi's influence and legacy on his students, and in looking at the ways that his theoretical work on cinema manifests itself in their films. This series aims to bring attention the close relationship between theory and practice in contemporary Japanese cinema, and to promote the work of several unsung great films and filmmakers of Japanese cinema alongside the more famous work of their former classmates.

This event is sponsored by The Japan Foundation and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the United States Department of Education.