"Godzilla," Mothra," "The Mysterians" - Japan's most celebrated monster movies and sci-fi classics were brought to the screen by filmmaker Ishiro Honda. A long-overlooked talent, Honda is now considered one of the most influential directors of Japanese cinematic history, wowing audiences with fantastical special effects while expressing the anxieties of Japan's postwar reality. At this talk, Steve Ryfle, noted scholar of Japanese science fiction cinema back the curtain on the man behind the monsters. Moderated by Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum.
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