WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 | 9:15 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Japan | 2019 | 100 minutes | Graham Kolbeins | In Japanese with English subtitles
Documentarian Graham Kolbeins introduces us to Japan’s hentai (roughly translated as “queers”), who live openly and unashamedly in contemporary Japan. The featured artists and activists range from a drag queen-turned-butoh dancer and a gay erotic manga artist to an MC of a fashion-runway party, a deaf lesbian and trans partner, and the first openly transgender elected official in Japan. Get ready to experience just how diverse Japan’s sexually and gender-fluid world really is, featuring a rainbow of expressions by people living their truth across a wide cross-section of society, including underground parties and spectacular drag shows.
This film is deaf-friendly.
Director: Graham Kolbeins
Running Time: 100 minutes
Producers: Horomi Iida, Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins
Writer: Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins
Editor: Graham Kolbeins
Music: Will Wiesenfeld
Language: Japanes with English subtitles