Since this was put up at the official site and a date and time have been picked finalized, I should probably invite all of you, too: I will be speaking at Unknown Film in Harajuku, Tokyo on February 8th at 5:00 PM. The talk will be after a screening of the classic Night Nurse and will also include showings of a couple of pre-Code short films/cartoons. My talk will mostly be about the history of pre-Code cinema, the story behind Prohibition and censorship, and detailing the cultural differences to help put it into context for what will be an assuredly mostly-Japanese audience. I will be speaking in English (which is for the best, really), and translation duties will be handled by the cool dude Murderous Ink.
Here’s the info you need for it:
So if you’re in Tokyo on February 8th and you want to come, cover is 1,000 yen (or about $10), and you get to see my smiling cheerful face. I may wear a bow tie. We shall see.
And it looks like the event will be recorded, too, so we’ll see if I can post the awkward results here afterward.
Regardless, hope to see you there!