MOVIE SCREENING: THE WOUND AND THE GIFT

MOVIE SCREENING

Movie Screening

The wound and the gift

A Film by Linda Hoaglund
English (80 mins)

Dates:
Saturday, September 7, 2024
Saturday, September 28, 2024
@11:00AM 
(Door opens @10:45AM)

Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

FREE ADMISSION, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED


About the Film:

A film about the growing movement to "rescue" animals abandoned by human beings. The narrative spine of the film is a Japanese fable, conveyed in gently animated original illustrations, about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, who repays her rescuers with a profound gift.

 

The film features beautiful illustrations by Victo Ngai and an emotional original soundtrack by Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai. Through the interweaving of current animal rehabilitation efforts and traditional folklore, Hoaglund's work reveals animals to be beings endowed with individual spirits and personalities.

 

This movie screening is associated with the art exhibition Inspired by Edo, which will run from August 5-September 28. For details, see the exhibition page.

 

W&G Trailer from Linda Hoaglund on Vimeo.

 

About the Film Maker:

Linda Hoaglund is a bilingual filmmaker born and raised in Japan. The daughter of American missionary parents, she attended Japanese public schools and graduated from Yale University. She has directed and produced five feature-length films about art and the relationship between Japan and the U.S.: Wings of Defeat (2007), ANPO: Art X War (2010), Things Left Behind (2012), The Wound and The Gift (2014), and Edo Avant Garde (2019). Most recently, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art created a K-12 Arts Curriculum inspired by Edo Avant Garde with Hoaglund.  

 

 

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