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NIGHT AND FOG IN JAPAN [Subtitled]
March 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Reel Movement presents NIGHT AND FOG IN JAPAN (Nihon no Yoru to Kiri)
Dir. Nagisa Oshima (1960)
Free and Open to the Public
A daring exploration of political and personal life after the ebb of intense militancy. An early foray by Nagisa Oshima to express the multifaceted reality of post-War Japanese radicalism.
In 1960, uninvited guests interrupt the wedding ceremony between Nozawa, a journalist and former student radical of the 1950s, and Reiko, a current activist. They accuse the couple and assembled guests of forgetting their political commitments, invoking a tortured exploration of unresolved conflicts of a decade ago, when they were swept up in the student demonstrations against the AMPO treaty.
The Reel Movement is a twice monthly film series that aims to encourage collective discussion about the representation of socially transformative movements and moments through film.