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Galaxy
(Gingakei)

Directed by Masao Adachi.
Japan, 1967, digital video, black & white, 75 min.
Japanese with English subtitles.

The breakdown of an automobile along a remote seaside sets a young man suddenly adrift through visions and strange hallucinations in this important milestone of postwar Japanese experimental cinema. While clearly inspired by the oneiric cinema of Jean Cocteau, Galaxy’s remarkably hypnotic and seamless passage through a rich, often startling dreamscape belies Adachi's youth and relative inexperience.  Featuring an abstract soundtrack by noise artist and Fluxus member Yasunao Tone, Galaxy had the distinction of being the first work selected to screen at Tokyo's legendary showcase for avant-garde cinema, the Scorpio Theater whose title paid homage to Kenneth Anger and the tradition of the trance film to which Adachi's film is also clearly indebted.

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