[KineJapan] More problems for Shusenjo
jeremyharley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 21:58:27 EDT 2019
The women who answered the phone (apologies for not getting her name,
calling people like this is not remotely my strong suit and I got nervous
and forgot to ask) mentioned many things, and I would heartily ask everyone
to call them and let them know what you think--->044-953-7652
The background to what she said is quite possibly what Markus writes, but
one point she made was that as opposed to Image Forum or all the
independent screenings of the film, since tax money was involved they
thought they were particularly 狙われやすい (I guess I would translate this as
"more likely to be targeted", although there are other ways to interpret
Right-wingers in Japan can be really f**ing scary, I can vouch for people's
genuine fear in these situations, and I have activist friends who volunteer
as guards at screenings of films like these.
Again, presumably there was pressure from many places.
On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:12 AM Jeremy Harley <jeremyharley at gmail.com>
> I see.
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:04 AM Markus Nornes <nornes at umich.edu> wrote:
>> They are concerned about problems at the screening? I mean, it's still
>> showing at Image Forum for months. If someone was going to burn the theater
>> down it'd be an empty lot by now. This stinks of political interference—at
>> least sponsors expressing enough concern that the festival organizers fear
>> for their funding down the road.
>> *Markus Nornes*
>> *Professor of Asian Cinema*
>> Department of Film, Television and Media, Department of Asian Languages
>> and Cultures, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design
>> *Department of Film, Television and Media*
>> *6348 North Quad*
>> *105 S. State Street*
>> *Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285*
>> On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 8:50 PM Jeremy Harley <jeremyharley at gmail.com>
>>> We should call them. I will call later today, but what's the best
>>> question to ask, I wonder. The director blames concerns of Kawasaki City in
>>> the statement you posted. So would the question be to ask Kawasaki City why
>>> they couldn't work with the police to provide some degree of protection for
>>> the citizens working on the festival?
>>> What's the solution in these situations? Presumably they are genuinely
>>> Jeremy Harley
>>> Mabashi Wonderland Movie Festival
>>> On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 5:59 AM Markus Nornes via KineJapan <
>>> kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> wrote:
>>>> Miki Dezaki's film just got pulled, Aichi Trienalle Style, from a small
>>>> film festival in Kawasaki. Disgusting.
>>>> Wakamatsu Pro protested the action by pulling two of their films.
>>>> Here is the festival's. official statement:
>>>> https://www.main.siff.jp/release <cinema-uma at siff.jp>
>>>> *Markus Nornes*
>>>> *Professor of Asian Cinema*
>>>> Department of Film, Television and Media, Department of Asian
>>>> Languages and Cultures, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design
>>>> *Department of Film, Television and Media*
>>>> *6348 North Quad*
>>>> *105 S. State Street*
>>>> *Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285*
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