Monthly Classics

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
MONTHLY CLASSICS

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Friday, January 11, 2019

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FILM · MONTHLY CLASSICS
Friday, January 11, 7 PM

This unconventional, visually stunning biopic directed by Paul Schrader (presented in a new 4K restoration) deconstructs the life and work of Japanese writer and outspoken ultranationalist Yukio Mishima—who famously killed himself in a public act of seppuku (ritual suicide) after he failed to incite a military coup—through a dazzling assemblage of biographical dramatization and extravagantly stylized interpretations of his fiction. This screening is presented in conjunction with the current Japan Society exhibition Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura, which runs through January 13. In his artistic exploration of postwar Japanese history, Morimura has repeatedly transformed himself into Mishima, including works featured in the exhibition.

1985, 121 min., DCP, color and b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Paul Schrader. With Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Yoshiyuki Nagashima, Yasosuke Bando.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$5 members

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