6 p.m. Galleries and Store open
7:30 p.m. Auditorium lounge open
8 p.m. First speaker begins
Come out of hibernation for a dynamic winter series that explores the diverse cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands through food, drink, art, film and history. Each evening pairs two experts presenting on their areas of expertise, opening up conversation with each other and the audience.
The Power of 1970s Kung Fu Cinema with Craig Reid
The 1970s are recognized as the most influential decade in martial arts cinema, bringing major breakthroughs in fight choreography and filmmaking, the rise of the genre's most influential actors and directors and the creation of a worldwide following. Yet the films also had personal impact as they built national identity and pride—and even saved the life of tonight's presenter, pioneering stuntman, fight choreographer and film historian Dr. Craig D. Reid.
Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan with Misty Keasler
The public and private in Japan are closely guarded spheres, separated by strongly-held notions of acceptable behavior. Heightened awareness of what is proper pervades daily life and relationships—thus the love hotel has emerged to fill the need for private space. Photographer Misty Keasler will share images and insights gathered during her year documenting these highly decorated, tech-savvy, simultaneously public and private rooms.
Remaining 2011-2012 Active Cultures: