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Japan

Film/Video

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Japan
Carlos Reygadas, 2002

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, July 24, 2003 7 PM
Fri, July 25, 2003 7 PM
Sat, July 26, 2003 7 PM

An astonishing debut feature by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas.

Japan luxuriates in the sensual landscape of rural Mexico while at the same time delivering a narrative of stirring philosophical ambition. Showing the stylistic influences of Andrei Tarkovsky and Abbas Kiarostami, the story follows a troubled man who leaves Mexico City for the savageness of the vast Sierra Tarahumara canyon, where he's confronted by the surreality of everyday life. As the Village Voice notes enthusiastically, it's "funny, mournful, weird--new Mexican cinema's wiggiest manifestation to date." (122 mins.)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.