RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA - Director's Chair

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Feb 20 7:00 PM

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Director's Chair

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm | $11 Members | $16 Public

With reception and Q&A with Director Stephen Schible

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece.

Few artists have as diverse a background as Ryuichi Sakamoto—composer, performer, producer, and environmentalist. His work has spanned genres and forms: from pioneering electronic music as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra to crafting globally inspired rock albums, classical compositions, minimal and ambient music collaborations, and over 30 film scores. Following 2011’s Fukushima nuclear disaster and a cancer diagnosis three years later, Sakamoto has created a haunting new masterpiece. Five years in the making, director Stephen Schible’s documentary uses footage from Sakamoto’s life and career to make a deep, intimate, and poised portrait of both the artist and his creative process. (Japan & USA, 2017, 102 mins., NR, Japanese with English subtitles | Dir. Stephen Schible)