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The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum Presents an International Symposium

Excavating Queer Memories through Visual Media and Archives


Symposium Abstract
Throughout the 20th century also known as the century of the image, the presence of minorities was hidden in the shadow of the mainstream cultures. In recent years, there have been attempts by museums overseas to shed light on and exhibit the histories of the invisible. Welcoming guests from San Francisco-based GLBT Historical Museum and Kyoto University, our symposium hopes to examine ways to excavate queer memories from archives of visual media and exhibit them in museums.

Time : January 18, 2019 (Friday); Start 17:00 - End 19:30 (16:30 Open)
Location : Ono Auditorium, Waseda University
Capacity : 200 audiences
Admission : Free
Simultaneous interpretation : Available in English and Japanese
Pre-Registration : Required
Registration ※ First Come, First Served
Starts at 10 a.m. on November 21, 2018 (Wed) and closes at 5 p.m. on December 26, 2018 (Wed)

【Application period has ended】

Reel in the Closet Educational Version
(Written, Co-Produced, and Directed by Stu Maddux, 2015, 25 minutes)
Synopsis : Reel In The Closet is a documentary that reveals the real lives of everyday LGBTQ people of the past through the best moments from hundreds of never before seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. But many such films are being destroyed--sometimes on purpose.
Official Website : https://www.theclowdergroup.com/reelinthecloset

※The content of the symposium may vary without advance notice.
※The symposium will be photographed, video-recorded, and voice-recorded for the purposes of documentation and future references including advertisement.

・5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Waseda" Station
・5-minute walk from Toden Arakawa Line "Waseda" Station
・2-minute walk from the final stop "Sodai Seimon" of Toei Bus leaving from JR Yamanote Line/ Seibu Shunjuku Line "Takadanobaba" Station (Waseda Exit)



“Reel in the Closet” Images from the feature version
Stu Maddux
Award-winning Producer/ Director, National Advisory Council Member of GLBT Historical Society

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Professor of Transcultural Studies/Media Culture, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University

Yutaka Kubo
Assistant Professor of Film Studies, The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University