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QUEER JAPAN

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

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.

QUEER JAPAN

Director: Graham Kolbeins

Principal Cast: 

Country: Japan

Year: 2019

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

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