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Tokyo Idols | Global Sounds on Screen

August 10, 2017
7:30 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Tokyo Idols Screening Room Thu, Aug 10, 7:30PM Sun, Aug 13, 2PM See more at Girl bands permeate Japanese life. This provocative film gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by obsession with young female sexuality and Internet popularity. The story is told through Rio, a bona-fide "Tokyo idol," who takes us on her journey to fame. We meet her "brothers," a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her, even quitting their jobs to pursue their fixation full time. Tokyo Idolsis a high-energy look at the Japanese pop music industry and its complex gender power dynamics. (2017, 88 min, digital) Part of: Global Sounds on Screen Jul 6 - Aug 13, 2017 Screening Room Not your typical concert movie series, this is a globe-trotting survey of films on music, struggle, joy, and dissent. From the birth of the blues in West Africa to unexpected techno in Iran, pop idols in Japan, and a pioneering woman in synthesizers, these films offer a broad depiction of music on-screen. Thu, Jul 6, 7:30PM and Sun, Jul 9, 2PM: Mali Blues | Global Sounds on Screen Thu, Jul 13, 7:30PM and Sun, Jul 16, 2PM: Quest | Global Sounds on Screen Thu, Jul 20, 7:30PM and Sun, Jul 23, 2PM: Eye and Ear Control | Global Sounds on Screen Thu, Jul 27, 7:30PM and Sun, Jul 30, 2PM: A Life in Waves | Global Sounds on Screen Thu, Aug 3, 7:30PM and Sun, Aug 6, 2PM: Raving Iran | Global Sounds on Screen See all of our upcoming films at For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!

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