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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

  • Templeton Hall 63 Pioneer Street Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda follows the creative process of pianist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto after the typhoon and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. A prolific composer, Sakamoto’s career has spanned four decades, excelling in disparate genres from techno-pop to film scores. After Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure for a very different reason—his activism in the social movement against nuclear power. Following a cancer diagnosis, Sakamoto returns to his career in music, creating a new masterpiece. The documentary presents a portrait of the artist trying to grapple with humanity’s relationship with nature, and also reimagining what he hopes to leave behind in this world as his legacy. (Stephen Nomura Schible, 2018, 100 minutes)

Japanese appetizers included in ticket price; cash bar available.

Earlier Event: November 10