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Saturday, Jul 20
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8:00 PM Film: The Man Who Bought The Moon
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10:30 AM Film: Sergeant Pepper
12:00 PM San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest
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2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
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Friday, Jul 26
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5:00 PM The Golden Age of Spain Concert, Film and Art
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7:00 PM Music: Bulevar Descaega
7:00 PM La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
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8:00 PM Film: Volver
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Saturday, Jul 27
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10:00 AM Oral History Workshop: Jiātíng Gùshì
12:00 PM Vista Japanese Obon Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Sweeney Todd
5:30 PM Stage: Comedy of Errors
7:00 PM La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
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Sunday, Jul 28
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12:00 PM House of Peru Lawn Program
12:00 PM Vista Japanese Obon Festival
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3:00 PM Stage: Avenue Q
7:00 PM Music: Led Kaapana
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Friday, Aug 2
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Conference: Feminist World-Building in Japanese Cinema
Conference: Feminist World-Building in Japanese Cinema Across the production, criticism and scholarship of Japanese cinema, there remains startlingly little feminist work. We might attribute this to who controls the means of cinematic production in the Japanese film industry, to Japan's starkly gendered division of labor, to the limitations on film content that these structural conditions reproduce, to the flows that gender film audiences, or to the systems that assign value with the academy, privileging certain narratives, actors, voices, etc. Whatever the calculus, in Japanese cinema as elsewhere, we have arrived at a moment of what Sara Ahmed recently described as feminist snap, that breaking point when she[/we/you/I] just can't take it anymore and when feminist work seems more necessary than ever. Interested as much in film practice as film criticism, theory and scholarship, we ask: what are feminisms in the context of Japanese cinema? What, now, can feminist knowledges help us address or even rectify in Japanese cinema? What might they be insufficient to address? What prompts a split between the study of gender and sexuality in Japanese cinema and a feminist politic? What forms of intersectionality, transnationality, and comparison does a feminist take on Japanese cinema necessitate? We invite you to join us in an exercise of creative and affirmative world-building (Ahmed) in, through, and with Japanese cinema.

Session Schedule:

Thursday, May 2
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Film: Body Trouble: Otoko ga Onna ni Naru Byoki (Sachi Hamano, 2015, 92min)

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM - Film: Yukiko san no Ashioto (Sachi Hamano, 2019, 112min) U.S. Premiere!

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM - Q&A with Sachi Hamano (Director) and Kuninori Yamazaki (Screenwriter)

Friday, May 3
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Welcome & Introduction with Kim Icreverzi and Daisuke Miyao

9:45 AM to 11:30 AM - Panel 1: Feminist Authorship out of Gender Trouble
Ayako Saito: When Actresses Direct: Female Authorship Reconsidered
Ayako Kano: Finding Feminist Paradoxes in Early Japanese Cinema
Colleen Laird: Gender Trouble and Gendered Directors in Contemporary Japanese Cinema

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Panel 2: Dissident Perspectives: Transformative Critique
Nina Cornyet: Sex and Power in Japanese Cinema
Ryan Cook: The Melodramatic Household: Japanese Cinema and Queer Family
Keiji Kunigami: Gesture/Image: Race, Reproduction, and the Limits of Cinema
Dawn-Elissa Fischer: Representing the Unseen: Black, Femme, Animated

2:45 PM to 4:45 PM - Panel 3: Experiments in Feminist Media Ecology
Anne McKnight: Butterflies and Smog: Mid-century Female Directors, Realism and Experiment
Tomiko Yoda: Prince is Dead, We Have Killed Him: Revolutionary Girl Hits the Big Screen
Chika Kinoshita: Scripting Unwanted Pregnancy in Post-Occupation Japan: Mizuki Yoko and the Rise of Women's Public Sphere
Christine Marran: Free Indirect Disclosure and Animal Images in the Films of Soni Kum

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Literature Building Room 155
U.C. San Diego
La Jolla, CA
MAP - [CAMPUS MAP]

Dates and times:
Thursday, May 2 - 4:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Friday, May 3 - 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM

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