A Taste of Terayama

Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Terayama. Shûji Terayama’s debut feature Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, an adaptation of his eponymous novel and play, is a playful, energetic, psychedelic, visually hypnotic critique of contemporary Japanese society’s descent into ruthless materialism.
Date:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Terayama. Terayama’s second feature is another take on the subject the director explored in his previous film, Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets. But in this case, the story is more personal—perhaps even autobiographical—as the boy who is desperately trying to escape his demanding, oppressive mother and the suffocating atmosphere of a small rural village ends up becoming a filmmaker.
Date:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Terayama. Terayama’s final feature, released only after the director’s untimely death in 1983 at the age of 47, blends all his previous personal interests—the power of memory, the demands of society, the clash between tradition and new ways—into a seamless, visually gorgeous allegory.