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JUSFC Creative Artist Graham Kolbeins – Screening and Discussion Queer Japan Project
May 3, 2016
The Queer Japan Project features interviews with a range of people from Japan’s LGBTQ community—including activists, artists, politicians, and historians—resulting in a feature-length documentary, along with art exhibitions, a series of web videos, photography, and printed publications. Interviewed and filmed through the warm, insightful lens of Graham Kolbeins, a young, talented, and queer filmmaker based in Los Angeles, this documentary explores contemporary and historical manifestations of Japanese LGBTQ life and culture, at a moment of rapid change—last year, Shibuya ward in Tokyo became the first in Japan to issue certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage. This program will feature film excerpts followed by a discussion with Kolbeins and guest, Vivienne Sato.
Graham Kolbeins is a U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship recipient, who is pursuing an artists residency in Japan.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan, Tokyo
Language: English & Japanese (with consecutive interpretation)
Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information, please visit the International House of Japan.