Following the success of Japan ’70: Cinema on the Edge in September 2021, HOME will offer another expanded season of Japanese films from the early to mid-1970s. Japanese cinema in the 1970s offered young (and not so young), daring and dangerous filmmakers exciting opportunities to push the boundaries of cinematic language and challenge outdated notions of good taste.
The result was some of the most delirious and in-your-face films ever put on celluloid. These are films where the Japanese new wave, underground and exploitation cinemas rubbed shoulders and cross-pollinated, ensuring that when audiences entered the cinema, they were never sure what they might get.
This is a new season of archive cinema, running from Sat 3 Sep to Tue 20 Sep, with plenty of films and events at HOME and the Lone Wolf and Cub double-bill at our partner venue Chapeltown Picture House on Sat 17 Sep.
This season is programmed by Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator: Film.
With thanks to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
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Encompassing performers such as Meiko Kaji, Sonny Chiba and Bunta Sugawara, this introductory talk will explore the importance of film stars in Japanese popular cinema…