Wednesday 26 October 2016

Digitisations, Restorations (and more) (12) - Brisbane Asia Pacific Japanese classics, Nude and Naked at AGNSW

Associate Editor (Restorations and Revivals) Simon Taaffe has come across the following screenings and other information. Click on the links for times etc where indicated.

Setsuko Hara in Ozu's Late Spring
Restored copies of Japanese Classics at Brisbane Asia-Pacific Film Festival.
BAPFF has an eleven film retrospective gathered together under the mysterious title Transcending the Inevitable: Japanese Screen Legends and Their Works with Masters but it is assumed that if you go to all eleven the meaning will become clear. Films denominated as restorations in this section are the Ozu works Late Spring and Late Autumn and Kinoshita’s Twenty Four Eyes. Click on the links for tickets.  The web page with full details appears to be here but if not it will be close by.  

Robert Herbert selects for a season titled Nude and Naked at the Art Gallery of NSW
Details including session times and Robert’s ever-reliable program notes are here.   
The webpage informs punters that films start at the advertised time. Doors open 30 minutes before. Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before. Latecomers not admitted. Babes in arms not permitted. In case this is not strict enough, before the film you will receive  instructions about talking, eating, drinking, phoning and other social evils found in today’s cinemas. The instructions do seem to be effective or maybe the demographic that attends is more amenable to being so told.
Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel

35mm prints are screened wherever possible. Titles include The Blue Angel, Age of Consent, Tarzan and his Mate, Summer with Monica, La Dolce Vita, Who’s That Knocking at my Door, Mla Noche, Un Chant d’Amour and more.  

...and to assist here’s a snippet of Marlene singing (English track). 

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