New York’s Museum of the Moving Image has announced the complete programme for this year’s First Look which takes place March 15 – 19. As usual there are a number of East Asian films on offer including a documentary following a streaming star in rural China, the latest drama from Koji Fukada, and an experimental film featuring restorations of footage shot in Palestine in the 1960s and 70s dubbed or subtitled in Japanese for sympathetic audiences in Japan.
Huahua’s Dazzling World and Its Myriad Temptations
Documentary following a middle-aged woman in rural China who has carved out a niche for herself as popular video streamer well known for her cheerful dancing and distinctive outfits.
Heartrending familial drama from Koji Fukada in which the cracks in a recent marriage are exposed following unforeseen domestic tragedy. Review.
R 21 aka Restoring Solidarity
Experimental documentary featuring pro-Palestinian footage dubbed or subtitled into Japanese and intended for a sympathetic audience in Japan which felt oppressed by US influence and identified with the Palestinian’s struggle for self-determination.
First Look runs March 15 – 19 at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. Full details for all the films as well as the complete programme can be found on the official website where tickets are already on sale. You can also keep up with all the latest news by following the Museum on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.