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