Perchance to Dream

Film shows what you don’t know about Tokyo

Critics who’ve seen Peter I. Chang’s newest film, Tokyo is Dreaming, are calling it a love letter to Japan’s “Eastern Capital.” Like Chang's earlier films, this one uses the camera as an invisible eye, observing the ways in which the quiet solitude of the city intersects with its bustling business activity. Japanese urban life is deconstructed, and the things we think we know about Tokyo’s culture -- its colossal industry; its prominence as a travel destination -- overlap quiet stories of isolation and homelessness. Chang’s depiction of life and leisure in the Japanese capital is scored by Calexico's John Convertino. Director Chang and producer Mitch Cullin will attend the screening to discuss their film after it’s shown.


Sun., May 30, 1 p.m., 2010
 
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