Colloquium: Marc Yamada

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/07/2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
JFSB 4010

Category(ies)


Marc Yamada, Associate Professor of Comparative Arts and Letters will present for the Humanities Center’s weekly colloquium on Thursday, January 13th. The presentation will be held at 3:00 PM in room 4010 JFSB.

For those who prefer to join via Zoom: https://byu.zoom.us/j/94078851742

Title: Shared Spaces of International Cinema

BYU’s International Cinema screens around 100 films by global directors each year. One such director, the Japanese auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu (b. 1962), has gained a global following and won several awards without appealing to the traditional perspectives that have framed the reception of his progenitors, like the “master of samurai action cinema,” Kurosawa Akira (1910-1998). What is the reason for Kore-eda’s global appeal and the appeal of other foreign directors featured at IC? This presentation will seek to answer this question by moving beyond a hermeneutic analysis of specific cinematic works and consider, instead, the way the process of producing and screening films forms interconnections between the bodies of filmmakers, subjects, and global audiences.

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