HOT DOCS: The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

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HOT DOCS: The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

Post  JF on Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:26 pm

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival Presents:

The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

2009 (Dir: Kaspar Astrup Schr醇rder/ Denmark)

English and Japanese with English subtitles

59 min. (Screening with Arsy-Versy, 23 min.)

Saturday, May 1, 4:15 pm Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., Toronto

Wednesday, May 5, 1:45 pm Isabel Bader Theatre

Tickets available at the Hot Docs box office at 55 Avenue Road, Hazelton Lanes – Lower Level (2 Blocks North of Bloor Street West)

or online at the Hot Docs website

In this fun and charming portrait of the iconic Japanese inventor, we find Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats on the brink of his 80th birthday, fully intending to live to the age of 144. Dr. NakaMats proudly boasts of his 3,375 patents (compared to Thomas Edison’s mere 1,093), which include everything from the floppy disk and CDs to Dr. NakaMats Brain Drink. He was also awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for Nutrition after photographing and analyzing every meal he has eaten for the last 34 years. A devoted family man and quirky superstar, Dr. NakaMats’ days are filled with cruising around Tokyo , routine visits to the patent office, fan club book signings, consultations at Dr. NakaMats Invention Institute, underwater swims, and talks with his creative muse. Danish visual artist Kaspar Astrup Schr醇rder’s illustration presents the many delightful facets of this inventor, advo ca ting imagination and the limitlessness of innovation. -Karina Rotenstein.

The Invention of Dr. Nakamats is co-presented with The Japan Foundation .

Visit the Hot Docs website for more films about Japan and East Asian Culture


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