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Portland State of Mind: Japanese Films in the Modern Era: A Talk by Director Ryutaro Nakagawa
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Portland State of Mind: Japanese Films in the Modern Era: A Talk by Director Ryutaro Nakagawa

What:  Japanese Films in the Modern Era: A Talk by Director Ryutaro Nakagawa

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room 327/8, 1825 SW Broadway

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Melinda Glover, cjs@pdx.edu, 503-725-8577

In this day and age, it is difficult to create original films that have a strong feeling of the writer or director. In Japan, for example, the majority of the films produced today are based on manga or novels. Ryutaro Nakagawa started his career as a poet, and he will talk about how that affects the films he makes now, and those he has made in the past. He will also discuss the importance of non-major feature films for society and the possibilities they hold for the future.

Ryutaro Nakagawa, is a Japanese film director. When his films “August in Tokyo” and “Tokyo Sunrise” were screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014 and 2015, respectively, he became the youngest director ever to have his films selected by TIFF two years in a row. His films are widely recognized by international media, including Cahiers du Cinéma, as representing a new wave. In 2017 his film “Summer Blooms” was awarded the International Critics Prize at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.

Screening of Nakagawa’s film, “Summer Blooms” (free popcorn included) will be held October 12, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Cinema. http://tokyonewcinema.com/works/summer-blooms/.

This event is hosted by PSU's Center for Japanese Studies and with support from the United States-Japan Foundation.

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