THE NAKED SUMMER - 2012 Shinsedai Cinema Festival @ The Revue Cinema
FANS OF WIM WENDERS' PINA AND JEROME ROBBINS' NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS GORGEOUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A SPECIAL SUMMER SPENT WITH BUTOH DANCE LEGEND AKAJI MARO.
Co-presented with the CanAsian International Dance Festival
Each summer famed butoh dancer Akaji Maro invites both professional dancers and curious amateurs to participate in an intensive butoh dance workshop retreat. Director Kenji Okabe and famed cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki (Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows and Still Walking) follow Maro and his students through one summer as they explore the movements and philosophy of this avant-garde at form, and prepare to give a revealing butoh performance in the Japanese countryside.
The screening of THE NAKED SUMMER will be preceded by filmmaking collective Team Gatera's experimental film TSUKI-YOMI.
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