2010-07-16 | The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (August–September)

Screenings at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library present documentaries and movies rarely shown on television or in theaters, including works from the Film Library vaults.

The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater

Exotic Stories: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
August 6 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul / THAILAND / 1998 / Video /17 min / YIDFF ’99 New Asian Currents
Mysterious Object at Noon
Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul / THAILAND / 2000 / 35mm / 83 min / YIDFF 2001 International Competition Runner-up Prize, NETPAC Award Special Mention

Apichatpong Weerasethekul, director of Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall His Past Lives which was awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, made his international film festival debut at the YIDFF.

The Natco Hour
August 20 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Citizen’s Public Hall (“Kominkan”) 1950 / 35mm / 32 min
Let’s Square Dance (“Square dance o odoro”) 1950 / 35mm / 14 min
Libraries without Bars (“Koshi naki toshokan”) 1950 / 35mm / 22 min

Natco projectors and CIE educational films were introduced to Japan as part of General MacArthur’s democratizing policies after WWII. These educational films helped to lay the foundation for Japan’s postwar democracy, and were enthusiastically received throughout Yamagata Prefecture.

The Science Hour 1
September 10 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Science Graffiti (“Science Graffiti: Kagaku to eizo no sekai”)
Dir: Horikoshi Kei / JAPAN / 1984 / 27 min
and more

The Science Hour 2
September 24 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
(Lineup TBA)

[Venue] The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library (Yamagata Big Wing 3F)
[Admission] Free admission for members (Member’s fee: 3,000 yen for one year), One day ticket:1,000 yen
[Presented by] YIDFF (NPO)
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata office)

Upcoming Friday screenings

October 8 (Fri)  Wandering Gaze 1
October 29 (Fri)  Wandering Gaze 2
(This program is subject to change)