Queer Japan

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Graham Kolbeins

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2019

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USA, Japan

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Documentary

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100

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Japanese with English subtitles

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Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to shine in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan. From glossy pride parades to playfully pervy underground parties, ‘Queer Japan’ depicts people living brazenly unconventional lives in the sunlight, the shadows, and everywhere in between.

DIRECTOR

Graham Kolbeins

Graham Kolbeins is a Canadian queer filmmaker, writer, and designer living in Los Angeles. He's the director of the short film The House of Gay Art , and the co-director, with Dorian Wood, of the short film PAISA . His documentary web series, "Rad Queers," profiled subjects including trans artist Edie Fake and Latinx leather organization Payasos L.A. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Council named Kolbeins a recipient of their Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship in 2016, and he subsequently spent five months directing Queer Japan, a feature documentary about sexuality and gender identity in Japan.

Graham Kolbeins

Graham Kolbeins is a Canadian queer filmmaker, writer, and designer living in Los Angeles. He's the director of the short film The House of Gay Art , and the co-director, with Dorian Wood, of the short film PAISA . His documentary web series, "Rad Queers," profiled subjects including trans artist Edie Fake and Latinx leather organization Payasos L.A. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Council named Kolbeins a recipient of their Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship in 2016, and he subsequently spent five months directing Queer Japan, a feature documentary about sexuality and gender identity in Japan.

Screenings

DATE+TIME

Saturday 31 October

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18:45

The Cinematheque—Benjamin

Queer Japan

Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to shine in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan. From glossy pride parades to playfully pervy underground parties, ‘Queer Japan’ depicts people living brazenly unconventional lives in the sunlight, the shadows, and everywhere in between.

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Screenings

Saturday 31 October

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18:45

The Cinematheque—Benjamin