504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

No Borders, No Limits: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Cinema
Presented for the first time in the US, this series of super-stylized action films celebrates the golden age of Japan’s oldest and boldest film studio, Nikkatsu. Influenced by both Hollywood and the French New Wave, these films reflect the Westernization that swept away old values, while teaching an entire generation a new Japanese meaning of cool. All films are presented on 35mm film with new digital subtitles. Series organized by Outcast Cinema with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. For a full list of films, visit ybca.org.

Films include:
Red Handkerchief is a perfect distillation of all that was Nikkatsu noir: a steely hero, a desirable and slightly dangerous woman, and an international milieu of tough guys, cops, gangsters, working-class good guys and reluctant heroes. Big-shot cop Mikami (Yujiro Ishihara) fatally shoots a witness during a drug investigation and moves to the country to forget his tainted past. Years later, he returns to Yokohama to unravel the truth about the unsolved case and his shady ex-partner, now married to the woman he loves. (1964, 98 min.)

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or ybca.org
Single tickets: $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers and YBCA members
Six-film series pass: $40 regular; $30 students, seniors, teachers and YBCA members

Official Website: http://www.ybca.org

Added by nglnd_lzbth on April 4, 2008

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