In this first of a two-part series of episodes, we look at the Art Theatre Guild (ATG), a Japanese independent film production company that was at the forefront of independent and experimental film in ’60s and ’70s. As an entity, the ATG assisted in the production of films by Shuji Terayama, Akio Jissoji, Juzo Itami, Koji Wakamatsu, Nagisa Oshima, Shohei Imamura, and other “New Wave” directors of the era.
Julian Ross, Program Coordinator at the BFI Southbank in London, joins us to talk about the ATG as well as the retrospective, Shinjuku Diaries: Films from The Art Theatre Guild of Japan, which he helped program for the theater.
Direct link: Episode 34.
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