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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38 No. 22. September 11, 1975

September 12—18, 1975

September 12—18, 1975

First Wellington screenings of new feature films representing a sampling of contemporary Japanese cinema, emphaising younger directors but including established names as well.

All films selected from Japanese Film Weeks presented at the National Film Theatre in London and the American Film Institute Theatre in Washington.

This revealing season not only gives local filmgoers a chance to sample a broad spectrum of films from Japan, it also introduces some important directors whose work is only now becoming known outside their own country. The traditions of Japanese cinema are a sense of continuity with the past, a calm and reflective view of the present, and a deep concern with humanity. But these new films are critical of traditional codes of honour, impatient at present injustices, and nostalgic for more settled periods. They represent the achievements of film-makers who grew to maturity after Hiroshima and the American occupation, who have a more detached view of the feudal past than those who were born into it, and who question established values and contemporary assumptions.

The Film Week is open to the public. But Film Society members have priority of booking and reduced admission prices.

Admission Prices: For members (show membership card) and students (show student card)

2 p.m. $1.00.

5.15 and 8.15. $1.20.

For the public:

2 p.m. $1.20.

5.15 and 8.15. $1.50.

Reduced prices for groups of 20 or more.

All inquiries should be made to the Paramount. Tel. 843-553 between 10.30 and 5.30 daily. Monday to Friday. Daily programme information in the Paramount's regular newspaper advertisements.

The Wellington Film Society Inc. Box 1584, Wellington. New Zealand.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Japanese information and Cultural Centre, the Japan Film Library Council, and the N.Z. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.