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Time of Eve
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

This film screening of Time of Eve is part of the "Passing" in Global Cinema series.

Time of Eve (2010) is a science fiction anime feature created by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, director of the shorts Aquatic Language (2002) and Pale Cocoon (2006) and the feature film Patema Inverted (2013). Time of Eve is set in the near future when household androids have become commonplace in Japanese society and revolves around different relationships within a group of characters comprised of both humans and robots. The film's name comes from its central setting, a robot-friendly secret café, which allows androids to remove the identifying glow ring above their heads and interact freely with each other and with humans without fear of being othered.

Discussion led by Dr. Mihaela Mihailova, Postdoctoral Fellow in Film Studies

"Passing" in Global Cinema is an invitation to reflect on our understanding of identity from multiple perspectives, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, language, and technology. For such reflections, the series presents four works from various historical times and regions, as well as differing cultural and political contexts. After each screening, a post-viewing discussion will be led by a subject expert. 

This film series is in conjunction with the International Zainichi (Korean residents in Japan) Symposium, being held April 20–21 on "The Poetics of Passing: Interrogating Self-Fashioning as the Other in Zainichi Cultural Production" in Wells Hall (B342). All events are open to the public. 

Co-Sponsors: Asian Studies Center, Asian Pacific American Studies, Chinese Program, Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts and Letters, Film Studies, Global Studies in Arts and Humanities, International Studies Program, Japanese Program, Japan Council, Jewish Studies, Linguistics and Languages