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Who Is Lun*na Menoh? follows the life and work of the extraordinary Japanese artist. From her early career in Japan to the underground music scene in Los Angeles, from fashion show runways featuring her sculptural designs to art galleries showing her fantastical work, Lun*na's edgy, witty, and beautiful creations are explored. 


Director Jeff Mizushima follows Lun*na's artistic career, showcasing her uniquely individual expressionism and interviewing her family, gallery owners, models, fans, and fellow visual artists and musicians to find out who and what Lun*na Menoh is and why her art, in all of its forms, fits in our world. (APRIL 20-21)


Director’s Statement: Jeff Mizushima

Lun*na Menoh produces her own fashion shows that are about fashion shows, where she not only designs all the clothing, but also stage-manages, directs, and performs her own live music that poke fun commentary about the nature of the high fashion show culture. My approach to this documentary is framing her life’s work within the largest fashion show she’s ever produced. 


During the course of twenty-four hours, I show the lead up to the show, the rehearsals, the show itself, and after the show. In between that timeline, I intercut flashbacks of previous shows, interviews, and work Lun*na has done throughout her decades-long career. This will complement the events that happen during the present show. The cumulative effect should reveal the highly conceptual, witty, and creative world of Lun*na Menoh.


Selected Filmography: Etienne!, Salada Days, Sake-Bomb


Food Pairing Suggestion:

Senior Programmer Aura Johnson thinks sushi from Sakana Co sounds like the perfect treat with this film - a rainbow roll with a side of umami fries and cold sake.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States, Japan
  • Director
    Jeff Mizushima
  • Producer
    Shingo Kidaka, Junya Sakino
  • Executive Producer
    Reiko Kondo
  • Filmmaker
    Jeff Mizushima
  • Cast
    Lun*na Menoh, Moeko Maeda, Jared Sanford, Josephine Green Zhang , Minchi Murakami
  • Cinematographer
    Jeff Mizushima
  • Editor
    Jeff Mizushima, Junya Sakino
  • Music
    Ali Helnwein, Tsugumi Takashi