MONTHLY CLASSICSFriday, February 3, 7 PM
In this deliriously unhinged yakuza film by visionary director Seijun Suzuki a recently paroled ex-con attempts to go straight but is immediately hounded by former cohorts and rivals who want him dead. A highlight of 1960s avant-pop Japanese cinema replete with over-the-top set design and swinging enka ballads (performed by actor-singer Tetsuya Watari), Tokyo Drifter displays the full breadth of Suzuki’s unique visual style and surreal sensibilities.
1966, 82 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Seijun Suzuki. With Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji, Ryuji Kita, Hideaki Nitani.
Tokyo Drifter © 1966 Nikkatsu Corporation.
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members
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