Fwd: SHINODA MASAHIRO at Yale on May 10

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at yale.edu
Tue Apr 27 16:57:20 EDT 2004


Presented by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University,
The Film Studies Program at Yale University
and the Japan Society of Boston

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2004
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1:00 PM
Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
Discussion with Mr. Shinoda regarding his Films
Lunch provided - Registration required DEADLINE - MAY 7, 2004
please call? 203.432.3428 or email anne.letterman at yale.edu

5:00 PM
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
East Coast Premiere Screening of SPY SORGE
(2003, 182 minutes, 35 mm with English subtitles)

Discussion with Mr. Shinoda to follow screening.

In Spy Sorge, director Shinoda Masahiro takes on one of Japan?s most 
infamous spy incidents. During World War II, a spy ring organized by 
Richard Sorge, a handsome and debonair employee of the German embassy 
in Tokyo, passed on crucial Japanese government and military secrets to 
the Soviets, ones that would have profound impact on the outcome of the 
war. He was caught and executed in November 1944, but only at a point 
when he could brazenly declare, ?There are no more secrets in Japan 
left to steal.? His main Japanese collaborator, Ozaki Hidemi, became 
the stuff of legend, as well as the basis for Kurosawa Akira?s postwar 
masterpiece No Regrets for Our Youth (Waga seishun ni kui nashi, 1946). 
Ten years in the planning, Spy Sorge wields a multi-national cast 
featuring Ian Glen and Motoki Masahiro, locations in Berlin and 
Shangai, as well as expert computer graphics to recreate the historical 
context and convey the immense scope of the incident. Spy Sorge is 
Shinoda Masahiro?s epic interpretation of modern international history.

8:30 PM
Buffet Dinner
Room 108, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

9:30 PM
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall StreetM

Additional Screening OWL'S CASTLE (Fukuro no shiro)
(1999, 138 minutes, DVD with English subtitles)

A profile, filmography, and guide to resources on Shinoda Masahiro are 
available at

This event is free and open to the public

We hope to see you there

Anne Letterman
Administrative Associate Japan Program
Council on East Asian Studies
Po Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Tel 203 432 34228
Fax 203 432 3430
anne.letterman at yale.edu

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