Tag Archive: film


This lecture will feature Eric Cazdyn’s “Blindspot Machine”–a unique film rig that questions what a blindspot is and teaches us about how we look, how we think, how we desire, and how change occurs in the world. In this iteration … Continue reading →

CONNECTION & CATASTROPHE: Media Theory and the Occult Film Boom in Japan

In the early 1970s Japan was in the grip of an “occult boom” that exploded across popular media. This was a fad, but also something more: A popular media theory that tried to come to terms with a new media … Continue reading →

Silent Revue: Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO CHORUS

Nov 18 – Silent Revue presents one of the master Japanese filmmaker’s earliest and greatest masterpieces—1931’s TOKYO CHORUS directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Continue reading →

Tenpyo Art Screening Series + Exhibition Artist Talk > June 2

The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be presenting the Tenpyo Art Screening Series and Exhibition Artist Talk, in conjunction with the current exhibition “Road of Light and Hope: National Treasures of Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Photographs by Miro Ito”. Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema: A Story of Yonosuke

Directed by: Shuichi Okita Starring: Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Ito 2013, 160″ (comedy/drama) In 1987, Yonosuke leaves his rural hometown to start university life in Tokyo. Good-natured, socially awkward and goofily handsome , he quickly makes friends, joins the samba club, and works as … Continue reading →