Screening of Takashi Homma's "Extremely Good Landscapes"
Monday, April 27, 2015
Shashin: Photography from Japan and SVA’s Filmmakers Dialogue present:
Kiwamete yoi fukei [Extremely Good Landscapes] (2004), directed by Takashi Homma. Produced by and distributed by Little More, Tokyo; Slow Learner, Tokyo.
In the late 1960s, photographer Takuma Nakahira published the legendary photography magazine Provoke with Daido Moriyama. With this edgy writings and photographs, Nakahira rejected preexisting photographic expression. In 1977, an alcohol-induced coma resulted in a permanent partial memory loss. In the following years, with gradual recovery, Nakahira started photographing stray cats, homeless, and thatched roofs in the neighborhood near his home in a monomaniac manner. This is documentary is a portrait of the Nakahira’s daily life. Directed by photographer Takashi Homma. The film is 40 minutes in length and will be followed by a Q&A with Homma.
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