Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries at Asia Society

03/10/12 through 03/31/12 725 Park Avenue Map
212-288-6440 Ages: 18 UP $7/$9/$11

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This series of documentaries, featuring films made from the 1970s to the present, focuses on the most intimate acts by filmmakers and documentary subjects as they probe into extremely private experiences concerning family, birth, death, loss, and heartbreak. Pushing the genre and subjects into uncharted territories, these films address various issues fundamental to documentary filmmaking: privacy, authority, authenticity, and responsibility. They also offer penetrating contemplations on Japanese society and individual lives. Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers All films with English subtitles. Click on individual programs for tickets, trailers and more information.

This series is supported in part by the Japan Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts.

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