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.
Fri, Apr 11, 7:30 pm
BY YASUHARU HASEBE
In this tough yakuza (Japanese gangster) film, Akira Kobayashi plays Yuji, a hoodlum who becomes involved with an ototobun (younger gang brother) trying to go straight. Yuji soon takes up with a hot springs geisha, the lover of a local boss, whose gang is facing stiff competition from an outside rival.
(1969, 86 min.)
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