Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Dir: Stephen Nomura Schible (2017)

One of the most important artistic minds of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop star, to actor, to Oscar-winning film composer. A constant innovator, Mr Sakamoto’s music has evolved in lockstep with his evolution as an artist and thinker.

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Mr Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power and an unofficial spokesperson for the fear, anger and anxiety of the Japanese people. As Mr Sakamoto returns to music following his battle with throat cancer, his haunting awareness of his own life crisis, as well as that of his country and the whole world, leads to a creation of a resounding new masterpiece.

Granted unprecedented access to Mr Sakamoto's life and work, Stephen Nomura Schible's sensitive and illuminating film stands not only as a portrait of an extraordinary career, but as one of the most intimate examinations of the creative process ever committed to film.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is a gentle and reflective portrait of both the artist and the man.

 

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Elizabeth Picture Theatre - Fri 12th Oct, 8:30pm

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Regent Cinema Murwillumbah - Sat 13 Oct, 6:00pm

Byron Bay Community Centre - Sun 14 Oct, 4:15pm

Brunswick Picture House - Tues 16 Oct, 7:00pm

Regent Cinema Murwillumbah - Sun 21 Oct, 4:00pm

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ACMI

Sat 20th Oct, 4:00pm (Advance Q&A Session. More sessions and details to be announced)

Pivotonian Cinema Geelong

Fri 26th Oct, 8:00pm

Sat 27th Oct, 1:00pm & 8:45pm

Sun 28th Oct, 3:15pm

Mon 29th Oct, 3:15pm

Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Thurs 25th Oct, 5:30pm

Fri 26th Oct, 8:00pm

Sat 3rd Nov, 2:00pm

Star Cinema Eaglehawk

Sat 27th Oct, 1:00pm

Sun 28th Oct, 7:00pm

Mon 29th Oct, 7:00pm

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Dendy Newtown

Fri 26th Oct, 6:30pm

Sat 27th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

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Fri 26th Oct, 6:30pm

Sat 27th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

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Golden Age Cinema & Bar

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Thurs 15th-Wed 21st Nov. Session times TBC

QUEENSLAND:

Toowoomba Film Society at Toowoomba Strand Cinemas

Thurs 25th Oct, 6;30pm (tickets available to the public)

Dendy Coorparoo

Fri 26th Oct, 6:30pm

Sat 27th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Sun 28th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

New Farm Cinemas

Fri 26th-Sun 28th Oct. Session times TBC.

End Credits Film Club Cairns

Sun 28th Oct, 4:30pm

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Dendy Canberra

Fri 26th Oct, 6:30pm

Sat 27th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Sun 28th Oct, 2:30pm & 6:30pm

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Fri 26th Oct, 2:00pm

Sat 27th Oct, 2:00pm

Sun 28th Oct, 2:00pm

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Luna Palace Cinemas Leederville

Fri 26th Oct, 11:00am & 6:30pm

Sat 27th Oct, 3:30pm

Sun 28th Oct, 3:30pm

Director: Stephen Nomura Schible

Year: 2017

Language: Japanese & English

Run Time: 102 min

Rating: PG (mild themes)

"★★★ Extraordinary...One of the great documentaries about the creative process."

- The Telegraph

"★★★ Calm, respectful and thoughtful. A deliberate echo of the subject himself."

- The Times

"A gracefully moving portrait of the legendary composer. Coda's impact lingers hours, even days after the credits roll."

- Vulture

"A portrait of an artist that's nearly as powerful and necessary as the artist himself."

- IndieWire

“A deep dive into the artistry of an original thinker...[Sakamoto] speaks with the eloquence of a poet and the knowledge of a craftsman"

- The Hollywood Reporter 

"The fact the man is a living freakin' legend is undeniable. We can't recommend it enough"

- Rolling Stone 

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