Friday, November 23 - 8:00-11:00pm - $ 5-10 dollars sliding.
FLIM (*NEW* film event)
featuring: Godspeed, You Black Emperor (Japan 1976)
Flim is a new night curated by Yuriko Iga of Blim. It will feature avant-garde films, of the narrative, non-narrative and experimental nature with an emphasis on Japanese underground. These are rare films that are not to be missed. Flim will be every 4th friday of the month. Please join in the strangeness.
Godspeed, You Black Emperor (1976)
This obscure 1976 black & white documentary was director Mitsuo Yanagimachi's first film. It documents the exploits of the Japanese biker gang The Black Emperors. From their "club" meetings to some near rumbles with other bike gangs, the film crew is allowed into just about every aspect of the gang’s existence. Watching this film certainly shows the vast difference between Japanese bikers and American bikers, which happens to be a monumental difference with the Japanese gangs seeming more like a social club than a lifestyle. Turned into a much sought after cult film thanks to the band of the same name, this subtle documentary is certainly deserving of it’s new found fame.
Official Website: http://www.blim.ca
Added by Yuriko Iga on October 22, 2007