Tag Archive: film

Ainu Film Screenings: International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

This August we are delighted to present a series of film screenings in recognition of International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th. All of the films shed light on the Ainu peoples, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. Continue reading →


This lecture will feature Eric Cazdyn’s “Blindspot Machine”–a unique film rig that questions what a blindspot is and teaches us about how we look, how we think, how we desire, and how change occurs in the world. In this iteration … Continue reading →

Silent Revue: Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO CHORUS

Nov 18 – Silent Revue presents one of the master Japanese filmmaker’s earliest and greatest masterpieces—1931’s TOKYO CHORUS directed by Yasujiro Ozu. Continue reading →

CONNECTION & CATASTROPHE: Media Theory and the Occult Film Boom in Japan

In the early 1970s Japan was in the grip of an “occult boom” that exploded across popular media. This was a fad, but also something more: A popular media theory that tried to come to terms with a new media … Continue reading →

Tenpyo Art Screening Series + Exhibition Artist Talk > June 2

The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be presenting the Tenpyo Art Screening Series and Exhibition Artist Talk, in conjunction with the current exhibition “Road of Light and Hope: National Treasures of Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Photographs by Miro Ito”. Continue reading →