Many people recognise Yayoi Kusama’s bold work, but do you know the woman behind the art?
Kusama: Infinity is the fascinating story of the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular artists in the world today. The film traces Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and racism in 1960s NYC to her unstoppable rise to international fame.
2018 | USA | 80 mins | Cert. 12A Language: English and Japanese with subtitles
Director: Heather Lenz
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV8jx5UPCRA
Tickets are £3 (plus 83p booking fee) and can be purchased online through Eventbrite or on the door. Nobody will be turned away because of lack of funds.
Doors will open at 6 pm, the film will start at 6:30 pm.
There are two ways to enter the front of the building, one option is through the big glass doors across the front of the building, if it’s a warmer day they will be pushed open or on cooler days the panel of the doors with a handle can be opened. These doors have a frame to step over, which is approx 7cm high.
The second option is through the yellow door to the right of the glass doors, this door is always propped open during the day. There is one step at this entrance, or a portable ramp is available. Once through the entrance, you take a left to get into Sheaf St, through a self-closing door and down a slight ramp.
The bar itself is on the ground floor, is full height and has no lowered section. There are toilets in the event space where the screening will be held, they are for people of all genders, this room includes urinals and cubicles. There is also a single cubicle toilet back through the self-closing door mentioned previously, then through a second self-closing door, there is one step down through this door, then another step up into the toilet cubicle. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available on request with vertical and horizontal grab rails around the toilet and a pull cord alarm. There will be folding chairs, with backs, available to sit on during the screening, or if you’d like to arrange a space for a wheelchair, please get in touch.
Parking is available on Sheaf Street and is free of charge after 6 pm.
Assistance dogs are allowed.
If you have any questions you can contact Sheaf St at email@example.com. This screening is part of Scalarama Leeds. Scalarama is a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place every September. Find out more about Scalarama here: https://scalarama.com