Harvard Film Archive: Shuji Terayama

  • 03 Nov 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00PM

     Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This program of early and mid-career works includes Terayama’s first film, The Cage, which makes clear the deep hold of Surrealism upon the young filmmaker. The opening film, Butterfly Dress Pledge, offers a striking introduction into the theatrical trance world inhabited by so many of Terayama’s films, while also showcasing his interests in breaking through the screen itself. 

Butterfly Dress Pledge (Chofukuki)
Directed by Shuji Terayama
Japan 1974, 35mm, color, 12 min 

The Cage (Ori)
Directed by Shuji Terayama
Japan 1964, 16mm, color, 11 min 

The Labyrinth Tale (Meikyutan)
Directed by Shuji Terayama
Japan 1975, 16mm, color, 17 min

Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Tomato Kechappu Kotei)
Directed by Shuji Terayama. With Keiko Niitaka, Salvador Tari, Taro Apollo

Japan 1971/1996, 16mm, tinted b/w, 27 min. Japanese with English subtitles

Curated by Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross with Haden Guest.

Film descriptions by Haden Guest and Becca Voelcker.

Presented in partnership with Anthology Film Archives; National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the George Eastman Museum, with the generous support of the Kinoshita Group. Special thanks: Theodore C. Bestor and Stacie Matsumoto—Reischauer Institute, Harvard; Hisashi Okajima, Akira Tochigi and Chizuru Usui—National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; the Japan Foundation; Jed Rapfogel—Anthology Film Archives; Julian Ross; Go Hirasawa.

 
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