• Manufactured Fantasies: On Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols

    Manufactured Fantasies: On Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols1

    Tokyo Idols Director: Kyoko Miyake North American Premiere: April 29, 2017 It’s sold as a platform where dreams come true. Tokyo Idols is a fairly straightforward film. Like its title, the documentary from Kyoko Miyake is direct in its introduction of Japanese idol culture. We meet 23-year-old Rio Hiiragi as she prepares for a show,

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