Harvard Film Archive: Shuji Terayama

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


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00PM

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

Presentation & Performance by Henrikku Morisaki

Featuring some of Terayama’s most dazzling and truly experimental films, this program includes his haunting meditation on shadow and/as cinema, Shadow Film, as well as his celebrated The Eraser, which gives rough texture and violence to the intertwined acts of memory and forgetting. Henrikku Morisaki will introduce the program and enact Terayama’s important film performances, Laura and The Trial, the latter a radically interactive film that invites the audience to join in a symbolic desecration and reinvention of the movie screen.

 

Shadow Film: The Woman With Two Heads
(Kage no eiga: nito onna)

Directed by Shuji Terayama

Japan 1977, 16mm, color, 16 min
 

The Eraser (Keshigomu)
Directed by Shuji Terayama

Japan 1977, 16mm, color, 20 min
 

The War of Jan-Ken Pon (Janken senso)
Directed by Shuji Terayama

Japan 1971, 16mm, b/w, 12 min
 

Laura (Rora)
Directed by Shuji Terayama

Japan 1974, 16mm, color, 9 min. Japanese with English subtitles
 

The Trial (Shinpan)
Directed by Shuji Terayama. With Keiko Niitaka, Yoko Ran, Sueshi Sasada

Japan 1974, 16mm, color, 34 min

 

Followed by a conversation between curator and scholar Julian Ross; Chizuru Usui, Assistant Curator, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; long-time Terayama collaborator and Tenjo Sajiki member Henrikku Morisaki and Alexander Zahlten, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard.

 

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.


Tickets go on sale 45 minutes prior to show time. The HFA does not do advance ticket sales.

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