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February 2018

Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda.

February 21 @ 6:30 pm
Japan Society, 333 E. 47th Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Directing Godzilla

Godzilla, Mothra, The Mysterians — Japan’s most celebrated monster movies and sci-fi classics were brought to the screen by filmmaker Ishiro Honda. A long-overlooked talent, Honda is now considered one of the most influential directors of Japanese cinematic history, wowing audiences with fantastical special effects while expressing the anxieties of Japan’s postwar reality. At this talk, Steve Ryfle, noted scholar of Japanese science fiction cinema and co-author of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa, draws back the curtain on the man…

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