Live from Tokyo: Screening on Oct. 29 at Asia Society New York, Lewis Rapkin’s documentary takes viewers all over Tokyo as it explores the city’s innovative contemporary artistic culture.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 6:45pm
Venue: Asia Society and Museum (725 Park Ave.,at 70th Street, NY)
Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers.

Note: Q&A with film director after the screening.

Presented by Asia Society & New York-Tokyo

Director: Lewis Rapkin. USA.
Time: 79 min.
Camera: HDCAM.

About the director

Film director Lewis Rapkin is a NYC-based filmmaker and musician. He has worked on documentaries for PBS, HBO and is currently editing a TV series for the Discovery Channel. As a musician, he has worked on soundtracks for industrials and short films and has composed the original music for Live From Tokyo.

About the movie

Tokyo’s reputation as a media-saturated hub for global information and cutting-edge innovation makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture. This documentary takes the viewer through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians who create this multi-faceted artistic culture. The film features performances by DMBQ, Tenniscoats, Shugo Tokumaru, Nisennenmondai, PARA (ex-Boredoms), Kirihito, d.v.d., and many more.