Selected by film scholar Go Hirosawa, Meiji Gakuin University, this program of 16mm black-and-white films features two produced by members of Nihon University’s communist cinema collective in opposition and response to renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty (Anpo): Pou Pou, 1960 (22 min.) and Wan (Bowl), 1961 (25 min.). Also included is The Martyr, 1963 (28 min.), directed by Katsuhiro Tomita, a film-production student at the university. Organized by Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan. For a detailed list of the films to be screened, visit http://www.collabjapan.org/
Organized by Collaborative Cataloguing Japan and co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History; Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program and Asian Film & Media Initiative, both Department of Cinema Studies; and Grey Art Gallery.