The American Cinematheque presents four days of transcendental Japanese genre cinema from Japan’s Golden Age of moviemaking!
More of the wildest, fastest and most uncompromising from the Golden Age of Japanese genre cinema (and many are not on DVD)! We've got SWORD OF DOOM (a sought-after, awe-inspiring and hard-to-see-on-the-big-screen samurai classic) and Shohei Imamura's emotional cyclone of a movie, VENGEANCE IS MINE, about a real-life serial killer; plus a double feature from Seijun Suzuki -- eye-dazzling pop confections, including the action-packed, ultra-mod DETECTIVE OFFICE #23 - GO TO HELL, BASTARDS! As part of our mini-tribute to the late Imamura, we've also got PIGS AND BATTLESHIPS a savagely satirical tragi-comedy about crime in the slums. And don't miss Kon Ichikawa's controverial PUNISHMENT ROOM (all but banned-in-1950's Japan) that surpasses REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE in youth-on-the-rampage pyrotechnics. Strap yourself in and get ready for one helluva ride!
Ticket Prices: $10 General / $8 Seniors & Students / $7 Members
Added by American_Cinematheque on September 5, 2007