Film

Tokyo Idols

Aug 10 2017 — Aug 13 2017
This Film is now closed
Part of
Global Sounds on Screen
Description
dir. Kyoko Miyake
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 Idols is a high-energy look at the Japanese pop music industry and its complex gender power dynamics. (2017, 88 min, digital)

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Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA programs in 16–17 are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation

Additional funding for YBCA programs 16–17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor

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