BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5223@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161108T000000Z DTEND:20161108T000000Z DESCRIPTION:One of the defining films of 1980s Japanese cinema\,&nbsp\;<em> Sailor Suit and Machine Gun</em>&nbsp\;shows pop idol/actress&nbsp\;<stron g>Hiroko Yakushimaru</strong>and director&nbsp\;<strong>Shinji Somai</stro ng>&nbsp\;at the peak of their powers through the story of a schoolgirl wh o becomes the head of a yakuza group and takes on a sinister drug cartel. Somai uses the pulpy premise to design fascinatingly orchestrated and down right wacky long takes that explore the meaning of postmodern Japan's imag e culture. For Kadokawa Film it was one of the defining successes of their idol strategy\, creating cypher-like media personas that were like nothin g that came before.&nbsp\;<strong>New 4k restoration</strong>!&nbsp\;<em>F ollowed by a reception.</em>\nPOP! GOES&nbsp\;CINEMA:&nbsp\;KADOKAWA FILM &amp\; 1980S JAPAN\n<strong>November 8&mdash\;December 17\, 2016&nbsp\;\n< /strong>\nThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing giant Kad okawa's entry into film production. Established by the larger-than-life\, controversial businessman\, producer and visionary&nbsp\;<strong>Haruki Ka dokawa</strong>\, the game-changing film studio went on to redefine Japane se popular culture and media from the late 1970s through the 1980s with a series of highly marketed blockbusters\, pop idol vehicles and off-the-wal ls genre films\, each a unique blend of mainstream pop and experimental ci nema unlike anything Japan had seen at the time. This mini-retrospective o ffers six celebrated and rarely-screened selections&mdash\;almost all in&n bsp\;<strong>brand-new 4k restorations</strong>! Guest curated by&nbsp\;<s trong>Alexander Zahlten</strong>\, Associate Professor of East Asian Langu ages and Civilizations at Harvard University.&nbsp\;\n<strong>Tickets</str ong>: $13/$10 seniors &amp\; students/$9 Japan Society members\n<strong>Sp ecial offer</strong>: Purchase at least 3 tickets in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket!&nbsp\;\nhttp://www.japansociety.org/page/p rograms/film/pop-goes-cinema-kadokawa-film-series SUMMARY:Sailor Suit and Machine Gun セーラー服と機関銃 (Serafuku to Kikanju) URL:/en/events/2016/11/08/sailor-suit-and-machine-gun-serafuku-to/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR