1572 California Street
San Francisco, California 94109

Japanese Superhero Comedy
Opens Friday, May 29, 2009 in Bay Area

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California St., San Francisco, (415)267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 seniors, students, and children
Showtimes and tickets will be available Tuesday, March 24

A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato (director/co-writer Hitoshi Matsumoto, a popular Japanese stand-up comic) has his own problems—an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero. (Japan, 2007). Official Selection at 2007 Austin Fantastic Fest, 2007 Cannes Director’s Fortnight, 2007 Toronto Midnight Madness. BIG MAN JAPAN was featured in the Festival Forum in the 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

"One of the most thoughtful and funny superhero films for adults. It hits just the right balance of dry humor and big dick jokes. Big Man Japan is ultra-human and really funny." - Simon Abrams, NY Press

"A mere synopsis can't convey how delightfully weird all of this is on screen. As they say, you have to see it to believe it..." - Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com

Official Website: http://www.sixshooterfilmseries.com/bigmanjapan

Added by landmark on May 6, 2009