This spring, Japan Society celebrates the astonishing yet little known world of Japanese musical films. The series focuses on the golden age of the "popular song film" starring teen idols and TV stars from the 50's and 60's. It also reaches back to prewar singing samuari and forward to twenty-first century genre mashups - 10 songful cinema gems all on 35 mm! This series is guest curated by Michael Raine, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Western University, Canada.
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