“Punk” and “right-wing” are two terms that aren’t typically linked together in the States, but Japanese filmmaker/video activist Yutaka Tsuchiya proves this isn’t the case in Japan in his award-winning 1999 documentary THE NEW GOD (ATARASHII KAMISAMA). Profiling members of The Revolutionary Truth – an ultra-nationalist hardcore-punk band from Japan, Tsuchiya delves into the complexities of identity amongst Japanese youth with a particular focus on the troubled youth enticed by extreme nationalist ideologies.
Tonight’s screening is the first in an monthly series curated by cinEncounters– an informal study group on Japanese films of the 1980s and 90s. Light dinner and beverages will be provided.
6pm // Free
Located in Room S250 of CGIS South Building, 2nd Floor, 1730 Cambridge St.
(Tsuchiya Yutaka, 1999, 99 minutes, with English subtitles)