This series collects a wide-ranging selection of follow-ups to notable debuts, highlighting work by John Cassavetes, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Michael Mann, Mira Nair, Ousmane Sembène, Orson Welles, and more.
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- BAM Film 2023
Disillusioned with her life in New York, bleach-blonde rocker Wendy hops on a plane to Tokyo with dreams of making it as a singer. While hostessing at a karaoke bar, she meets Hiro, whose fledgling band is hungry for their big break. When Hiro enlists Wendy to be the band’s lead singer, the two form a romantic and musical connection that leads to unexpected if unsustainable fame. From Fran Rubel Kuzui (director of the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer), this newly restored gem of 80s independent cinema takes audiences on a bright, breezy, tongue-in-cheek tour through Japan’s economic bubble era and its American pop cultural influences.
Join us for Q&As with director Fran Rubel Kuzui following the 7pm screenings on August 4 & 5. The August 5 Q&A is moderated by David Wilentz, programmer for New York Asian Film Festival.
Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation