This Friday 13th of March, don’t miss “Nowhere Man“, the auspicious directorial debut by popular Japanese actor/comedian Naoto Takenaka, screening on imported 35mm film.

Japan Society is co-presenting this screening with New York Review Comics (NYRC) in celebration of their brand-new publication of The Man Without Talent, the first full-length work by Tsuge translated into English, which will be available for sale on-site for your deep-diving pleasure. NYRC co-founders Lucas Adams and Gabriel Winslow-Yost will make a special appearance to introduce the screening.

Adapted from legendary cartoonist Yoshiharu Tsuge’s newly translated semi-autobiographical work The Man Without Talent, “Nowhere Man” is a dark comedy that follows a hapless manga artist (played by Takenaka himself) who begins selling rocks.

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"