From: Wendy Dorsett (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 12:06:05 PST
I wanted to let you know about our practically complete retrospective of the
films of Takamine Go here at Anthology, Wednesday 3/22-Sunday 3/26.
Takamine will be here all the way from Japan, and on Saturday night he will
do a special 8mm presentation with live Okinawan folk music.
Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Dream Show: THE FILMS OF TAKAMINE GO March 22-26
Takamine Go¹s films constitute a singular oeuvre, and a vital mode of
filmmaking that is at once political, personal, experimental and sometimes
narrative, but always underscored by a surreal, playful sense of humor that
destabilizes any polemics or over-seriousness. Takamine Go is from Okinawa
(formerly know as RYUKYU), and his embattled, occupied home is a thematic
thread that conspicuously runs through all of his varied work; concerns with
reversion of Okinawa to Japanese control (in 1972) are as often a theme as
are the implications of the American military presence. The films we will
screen range from early impressionistic Super 8mm films to 35mm narrative
features of the 80s, to his more recent video works, which weave fiction
with documentary and multiple narrative levels.
***DON¹T MISS OUR SCREENING WITH LIVE MUSIC
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25 AT 8:00,
FEATURING Yoshiro Urasaki performing music of Okinawa & Takamine Go himself
doing live 8mm film projection!
Full details/descriptions can be found at:
1976, 69 minutes, color/b&w, video. In Okinawan and Japanese with English
Wednesday, March 22 at 8:00
1985, 113 minutes, color, 35mm (Video). In Okinawan and Japanese with
Thursday, March 23 at 8:00
1989, 120 minutes, 35mm, color. In Okinawan, Japanese and English with
English subtitles. Film print courtesy of Parco.
Friday, March 24 at 8:00
PRIVATE IMAGES OF RYUKYU: JM / SHITEKI SATSU MUGEN RYUKYU: JM
1996-2005, 54 minutes, color, video. In Okinawan, Japanese, Lithuanian and
Saturday, March 25 at 4:00
SPECIAL SCREENING WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
by Yoshiro Urasaki
OKINAWAN DREAM SHOW
1974, 113 minutes, color, 8mm. No dialogue.
The film will be projected by Takamine Go himself, and will feature live
accompaniment on the sanshin (Okinawan shamisen)
OKINAWAN DREAM SHOW is a collection of darkly surreal and psychedelic
hand-processed 8mm footage of various landscapes (some populated, others
not) cobbled together with various music, sounds and voice-over narrations.
Saturday, March 25 at 8:00
KADEKARU RINSHO: SONGS AND STORIES / KADEKARU RINSHO: UTA TO KATARI
1994, 59 minutes, color, video. In Okinawan and Japanese with no subtitles.
SASHINGWA (DEAR PHOTOGRAPH)
1973, 15 minutes, color/b&w, 8mm (shown on 16mm). No dialogue. Music:
Takamine Eiko, Takamine Mitsu.
Sunday, March 26 at 6:00
TSURU-HENRY / MUGEN RYUKYU: TSURU HENRI
1998, 90 minutes, color, video. In Okinawan, Japanese, English and Taiwanese
with English subtitles.
³Sunday, March 26 at 8:00
Anthology Film Archives is located at 32 Second Ave. at Second Street and
can be reached by the Second Avenue F and V train or the #6, Bleecker Street
32 Second Avenue / 2nd Street 212.505.5181
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.