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The Japanese Noh Theatre - Selected Scenes
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(Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2010), 1 hour 43 mins
This program presents excerpts from nine performance selections from the five main schools of traditional Japanese noh. It includes brief interviews with leading noh performers.
(Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2010), 1 hour 43 mins
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Gagaku: Music for Eternity
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directed by Takashi Yoshimura, fl. 2011; produced by Takashi Yoshimura, fl. 2011, Old Sea (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2011), 1 hour 30 mins
Transcending time and space for hundred and thousands of years, Gagaku, the traditional music of the Japanese Imperial Court, represents the spirit of an ancient time. Gagaku was introduced from its continental birthplace to Japan between the 5th to the 9th century, becoming fused with ancient Japanese music and a...
directed by Takashi Yoshimura, fl. 2011; produced by Takashi Yoshimura, fl. 2011, Old Sea (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2011), 1 hour 30 mins
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Building 173
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directed by Peter Eldin, fl. 2002-2009 and Charlotte Mikkelborg, fl. 2005-2014; produced by Charlotte Mikkelborg, fl. 2005-2014 (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2009), 53 mins
Building 173 in downtown Shanghai has witnessed three quarters of a century of the most dramatic upheaval in Chinese history. It is stolen property. It has also been the scene of a murder and a target for thugs. In this intimate doc, its residents tell of how violent changes whirled around the apartment block, see...
directed by Peter Eldin, fl. 2002-2009 and Charlotte Mikkelborg, fl. 2005-2014; produced by Charlotte Mikkelborg, fl. 2005-2014 (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2009), 53 mins
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Kyoto
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directed by Kon Ichikawa, 1915-2008; produced by Seiichiro Eida, fl. 1954, Olivetti Arte (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2015), 37 mins
Master film director, Kon Ichikawa (1915~2008), along with many of Japan's most important artists presents the treasures of one of the world's most beautiful cities, Kyoto, Japan. Filmed at the Ryoanji Temple Stone Garden, the Meditation Hall of Tenryuji Temple, a Geisha residence, the Moss Garden of Saihoji Templ...
directed by Kon Ichikawa, 1915-2008; produced by Seiichiro Eida, fl. 1954, Olivetti Arte (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2015), 37 mins
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The Lovers' Exile
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written by Monzaemon Chikamatsu, 1623-1725; directed by Marty Gross, 1948-; produced by Marty Gross, 1948-, Marty Gross Film Productions (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2013), 1 hour 27 mins
Penniless clerk Chubei embezzles public funds to release his lover, the prostitute Unegawa, from her contract at the teahouse. This is the entire plot of "The Lovers' Exile," by classic Japanese dramatist Monzaemon Chikamatsu (1673-1724), the Shakespeare of Bunraku theatre. Bunraku combines the arts of puppetry, a...
written by Monzaemon Chikamatsu, 1623-1725; directed by Marty Gross, 1948-; produced by Marty Gross, 1948-, Marty Gross Film Productions (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2013), 1 hour 27 mins
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The Visas That Saved Lives
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directed by Katsumi Ohyama, 1932-2014; produced by Naonori Kawamura, fl. 1989, Suzuki Tetsuo, fl. 1988 and Ozawa Toshio, fl. 1980, Kazumo and Fuji Television Network (Marty Gross Film Productions, 2013), 1 hour 56 mins
Dramatization of the true story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews during World War II by granting them visas, though it cost him his own career.
directed by Katsumi Ohyama, 1932-2014; produced by Naonori Kawamura, fl. 1989, Suzuki Tetsuo, fl. 1988 and Ozawa Toshio, fl. 1980, Kazumo and Fuji Television Network (Marty Gross Film Productions, 2013), 1 hour 56 mins
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Ideas Roadshow, China: Up Close and Personal
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directed by Howard Burton, 1965-; produced by Open Agenda Publishing and Ideas Roadshow; interview by Howard Burton, 1965-, in Ideas Roadshow (Toronto, ON: Ideas Roadshow, 2014), 1 hour 3 mins
UCSD Chinese scholar Karl Gerth relays his personal and professional perspectives of China in a deliberate attempt to bring us a more nuanced and balanced picture of how the country has arrived at its present state and what the future might hold.
directed by Howard Burton, 1965-; produced by Open Agenda Publishing and Ideas Roadshow; interview by Howard Burton, 1965-, in Ideas Roadshow (Toronto, ON: Ideas Roadshow, 2014), 1 hour 3 mins
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Music of the Noh Theatre
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produced by Marty Gross Film Productions (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2009), 1 hour 29 mins
This DVD presents excerpts from noh plays and dances performed by important musicians of the noh theater world. It includes performance excerpts from such works as Okina, Sanbaso, Kami-mai, Miwa, Kakko, Nomori, Shishi, Utaura, Matsumushi, Kanjincho, and Miidera.
produced by Marty Gross Film Productions (Toronto, ON: Marty Gross Film Productions, 2009), 1 hour 29 mins
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