Lecture Series - Japanese Film: 1897 to Today
Starting on February 5th and continuing for seven consecutive Tuesday evenings Shinsedai Cinema Festival co-founder and Festival Director Chris MaGee will be giving a series of 2-hour lectures on the University of Toronto campus which will trace the history of Japanese film.
Starting from the very beginnings of motion pictures in Japan to the most recent film innovations Japanese Film: 1897 to Today is an exciting and involving look at the key films and major cinematic movements in the context of the past century of Japanese history.
Enrollment for this don't miss opportunity will be open shortly, and space is limited so act quickly to secure your spot for the lectures of your choice, or all seven lectures at a special discount. *Please note that these lectures are non-credit and strictly for personal interest.
JAPANESE FILM: 1897 TO TODAY
A special 7-week lecture series
February 5th and March 19th, Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Bahen Centre, Room B025, 40 St. George Street
(behind the University of Toronto Bookstore)
$12 per lecture ($9 for students & seniors)
or all seven lectures for $75 ($56 for students and seniors)
February 5th - The Beginnings & The Silent Era: 1897 to the 1920’s
February 12th - Talkies, Early Masters & WW2: The 1930’s & 40’s
February 19th - Rashomon & The Golden Age: The 1950's
February 26th - Slashing Swords, Giant Monsters & The New Wave: The 1960's
March 5th - Revolutionary Visions & The Anime Boom: The 1970's & 80's
March 12th - Thugs, Ghost Girls and the Lost Decade: The 1990's
March 19th - Millennium Dreams and Japan Post-3/11: 2000 to Today
Chris MaGee/ Shinsedai Cinema Festival Director: Chris MaGee has spent the better part of the past decade writing about, programming and promoting Japanese film locally in Toronto, as well as across Canada and in Europe. Chris is the founder and editor of The J-Film Pow-Wow, the premiere Japanese film blog in Canada, plus he has guest curated programmes and moderated lectures at The CanAsian International Dance Festival, Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque, and at the Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (where he also served on the 2012 Nippon Visions Jury). He has also edited, World Film Locations: Tokyo, published in December of 2011 by Intellect Books.