“Bounce Ko Gals” — Youth Rebellion in Japanese Cinema

Bounce Ko Gals, Masato Harada, Japan, 1997.

Bounce Ko Gals

The film follows three Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo escaping boredom in the streets of Shibuya. They confront their identities as young women in Japanese society, while dodging the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of “enjo kosai” or “date clubs.” (Masato Harada, Japan, 1997, 110 min.)

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Lightbox Film Center
401 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA / Google Maps ❯❯

$10 General Admission • $8 Students/Seniors • FREE for JASGP Members

All films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles.

Youth Rebellion in Japanese Cinema

Youth Rebellion is a universally relatable concept that teenagers and adolescents throughout the world experience. While varied in how it manifests across countries and time periods, rebellion is a rite of passage in both the United States and Japan.

As the closing program of the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, and in partnership with Lightbox Film Center, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia presents Youth Rebellion in Japanese Cinema, a curated series of six films exploring the topic of youth rebellion across six decades of Japanese cinema, from immediate postwar Japan to the early 2000s “Cool Japan” era.


Funding for this program was provided by The Japan Foundation, New York and is presented in partnership by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Lightbox Film Center.


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