Thank you to all you cinema fans out there that have supported, the “Kuro: The Dark Edge of Japanese Film Making” series and this blog. I hope you all enjoyed all of the films although I wasn’t able to make them all myself (with starting a new job and the graduate semester reaching its final weeks). I will likely continue to update about Japanese Cinema in the area and create discussions about those I experience on my own.
Speaking of which, Japanese Cinema at the Michigan Theater doesn’t end here! Ann Arbor’s 55th Film Festival is coming soon! As mentioned before the Benshi that joined us for Dragnet Girl will be returning to perform, Pages of Madness.
See the Ann Arbor Film Festival page for the schedule Film Festival Calendar Schedule
Answer to this week’s trivia: Kamikaze Girls was based on a novel by the same name by author and fashion designer Novala Takemoto. His novel Kamikaze Girls and his novelettes, Missin’ and Missin’ 2 are both available in English Translations. He has a beautiful and poetic style with a unique scope on youth culture.
“KURO: The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking was presented by the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies. More info can be found here: ii.umich.edu/cjs. Additional support comes from Nagomi Downtown. Located at 241 E. Liberty, just down the street from the Michigan, see the film and stop by special discounts on sake and more by request.
For more information on the history of the films series from the Center for Japanese Studies and their partnership with the Michigan Theater see the About page!”