Special Events

Hold Me Back (私をくいとめて)

Modern Love

Learn about the evolving attitudes toward romance, relationships and gender norms in Japanese society from the female perspective in two post-film talk events with leading researchers Dr Lucy Fraser and Professor Kaori Okano.

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Sunday 14 November

Screening: 15:30 – 17:50
Talk: 17:50 – 18:15

Dr. Lucy Fraser
Lecturer at The University of Queensland


Sunday 20 November

Screening: 15:00 to 17:20
Talk: 17:20 to 17:55

Professor Kaori Okano
Professor at La Trobe University


Delve into the fascinating world of Hokusai and the history of Japanese woodblock prints in a special post-film talk presented by experts from Senior Curators of Asian Art, Wayne Croathers, NGV and Melanie Eastburn, AGNSW.

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Sunday 21 November

Screening: 17:00 – 19:20
Talk: 19:20 – 19:45

Wayne Crothers
Senior Curator of Asian Art
at National Gallery of Victoria


Sunday 5 December

Screening: 15:00 – 17:20
Talk: 17:20 – 17:45

Melanie Eastburn
Senior Curator of Asian Art
at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Grass Labyrinth (草迷宮)

Entering the Labyrinth: Shūji Terayama’s Kusa-meikyū

In a post-film talk event, Shayne Bowden will offer a historical contextualisation of Shūji Terayama’s literary, film and theatre work as well as an overview of the influences that informed the director’s artistic output.

Please note that this post-film talk event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances


Saturday 27 November

Screening: 14:00 – 14:40
Talk: 14:40 – 15:15

Shayne Bowden
PhD candidate in the Department of Languages and Culture at The University of Sydney