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Friday, Nov. 17, 2006
RESFEST IS 10
Radiohead vids unearthed
Resfest, one of the biggest digital film festivals in the world, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, arriving at Laforet Museum in Harajuku, Tokyo, on Nov. 23-26. The program includes screenings of rare music videos by Radiohead and the Japanese premiere of "Rock the Bells," a documentary about hip-hop mavericks the Wu-Tang Clan and their tribute concert to their late member, Ol' Dirty Bastard.
"Rock the Bells" screens at 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 25. "Radiohead -- the Visionaries: A Decade of Breaking New Talent" starts at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 and includes an animation for an acoustic version of their breakthrough hit "Creep."
Also screening are videos by audio-visual artist Takagi Masakatsu (his elegiac "Bloomy Girls") and breakbeat act Hifana, as part of the festival's "By Design" category (Nov. 26, 3:50 p.m.).
Tickets for single screenings in Tokyo are 1,200 yen in advance (1,500 yen at the door). Day passes and a festival pass are also available.
The festival will tour Kyoto Art Complex 1928 (Dec. 1-3) and Kobe Art Village (Dec. 8-10). For the complete schedule, visit www.resfest.jp