Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is a cross between Robert Mapplethorpe, with his controversial embrace of sex as subject matter, and Andy Warhol, with his clever self-promotion and unbelievable productivity—Araki has published more than 300 books of photographs. In this documentary first-time director Travis Klose focuses on the things you’d expect: sequences of Araki at work, some art experts and renowned photographers praising his work, and a bit of biographical background to explain his need to photograph every second that passes. Getting short shrift is any thought about the troubling nature of some of his photos, which feature bondage and tableaux of violence against women. The film is engaging, but doesn’t offer much insight. In English and Japanese with subtitles. 85 min. Also on the program: John Rice’s Escape (8 min.)