Tokyo Idols | Global Sounds on Screen

When
Event has passed (Thu Aug 10, 2017 - Sun Aug 13, 2017)
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room
Time
2PM
Cost
$10
Tags
Movies, Music, Film Screening

Description

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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