A Japanese Film Screening and Panel Discussion.
The Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center, in partnership with the The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, is proud to present a screening of Love and Honor (武士の一分; 2006) directed by the legendary Yamada Yôji and starring uber-celeb Kimutaku (Kimura Takuya) at the James Bridges Theater in UCLA's Melnitz Hall. The film carries on traditions in blind samurai protagonists, and represents one of three films Yamada directed in the first decade of the new millennium, partly in tribute to warrior and cinematic traditions, but also in ways that revise our view of both. Join us for a discussion with Yamamoto Ichiro (producer for Shochiku Studios), Nicholas Rucka (filmmaker, editor, film critic), and Jordan Smith (lecturer UCLA/CSU Long Beach) to be followed by a light reception.
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Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Japan Foundation; Eleven Arts Inc; Funimation Entertainment
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