THURSDAYS: JUNE 6, 13, 20 & 27
The Powell Street Festival Society and The Cinematheque are pleased to present the fifth edition of “Kibatsu Cinema,” a celebration of the odd and the eccentric in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film. Kibatsu is a Japanese word denoting a person or thing that is, by ordinary standards, unusual or unconventional. This year, Chris MaGee curates a series of quirky, smart, and stylish films that delve into and explore the world of anime, indie rock groupies, outsider art, iconoclast sound artists, and unconventional love stories.
“Kibatsu Cinema: eccentricity, popular culture and contemporary Japanese film” is a lead-up event to Vancouver’s 37th annual Powell Street Festival, a celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture, and heritage. Festival weekend is August 3-4, with other events beginning in May.
Please visit www.powellstreetfestival.com for more information.
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Curated by Toronto-based writer and independent film curator Chris MaGee (founder of J-Film Pow-Wow blog and the co-founder and co-curator of Shinsedai Cinema Festival Toronto)
Special Thanks: Jim Sinclair and The Cinematheque staff; Haruhiko Daishima, Marty Gross, Matthew Hardstaff, Kasumi Hiraoka, Takashi Iitsuka, Keiko Kusakabe, Hidemasa Nagata, Kayoko Nakanishi, Chigumi Obayashi, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Miki Ohi, Chiaki Omori, Kiwamu Sato, Ann Tomoko Yamamoto; Canada Council for the Arts; Department of Canadian Heritage; the Province of British Columbia through Direct Access to Charitable Gaming; City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs; Japan Foundation.