Ryota Kawabe "Apartment Complex"

Theatre Image Forum

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This film program presents the work of up-and-coming director Ryota Kawabe, dealing consistently with the deaths of people who ought to be present in the story, but who are somehow stumbled upon in the end. In concrete terms, Kawabe's work examines the disappearance and subsequent search for missing people in public spaces and the unforeseen encounters that arise as a result, occupying the gap located somewhere between documentary, drama and performance that exposes the subjects and characters to scrutiny in curious positions. "Someone Somewhere" is a voyage in search of the "average face" arrived at in an arbitrary fashion, "Familial Scenery" sees Kawabe's own family putting in performances of themselves in the aftermath of the mother's fictional disappearance. Taking up the notion that the specific appeal of images lies in their ability to give form to the seen as well as unseen, Kawabe's films depict in a sense the drama of purely "imaged" characters.
(Takashi Sawa)

For full schedule and synopses, please see the venue website.

Artist Talk (after each screening. Free entry with ticket stub)
July 12th, 19:30, Ryota Kawabe
July 13th, 14:00, Akio Miyazawa (playwright, author, chairman of Amusement Park Revival Association) and Ryota Kawabe, 16:00 Ryota Kawabe
July 18th, 17:00 and 19:00 Ryota Kawabe
July 19th 19:30 Ryota Kawabe

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From 2008-07-12 To 2008-07-19

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Ryota Kawabe

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