Asia Society and Japan Foundation Present Film Series: Japanese Cinema 1960s


Japanese Cinema 1960s
November 5-December 10, 2010 
Screenings at Asia Society

The decade of the 1960s produced a wide array and high quantity of films that made it the golden age of Japanese cinema. Politically radical New Wave films, formally vigorous art films, and mainstream
genre films were produced side-by-side contributing to the vibrancy of the industry. This series showcases a sampling of films, most of them rarely screened and without U.S. distribution, representative of this period. The diverging voices reflect acute attitudes toward a changing Japan, a sense of exploration, with hints of tradition.

For stills and screeners, please contact 212-327-9271 or 

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All films in Japanese with English subtitles. Free admission.

Tickets can be registered online and are available for pick-up on days of events. For more
information, visit or call (212) 517-ASIA.

This series is co-presented with the Japan Foundation. This project is supported in part by a grant
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

About the Asia Society
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonprofit nonpartisan educational
institution. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues
and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art, and in Asia today. Asia
Society is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City. 

About the Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet and became
an Independent Administrative Institution in 2003. The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote
international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.
Through its headquarters in Tokyo and 23 overseas offices in 21 countries, the Japan Foundation
conducts a wide range of programs concerning arts and cultural exchange, Japaneselanguage
education, Japanese studies and intellectual exchange.

Contact: Elaine Merguerian 212.327.9271 or

Photo, above: Tatsuya Nakadai in Age of Assassins (1967). (Toho Co., Ltd.)