Tokyo Drifter
Japan 1966, 88 min, Digital, Dir: Seijun Suzuki
Japanese w/ English subtitles
Screenings:
  • Thursday June 27, 2013 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday June 30, 2013 at 4:00PM

When he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Phoenix Tetsu (Tetsuya Watari) must hit the road ahead of Yakuza killers, who are attempting to track him down to ensure the peace among rival clans. The story that ensues is part Western, part cross-country road trip and part surrealist Pop Art experiment. Seemingly made to cash in on star Watari's singing career (he sings the film’s theme, out loud, announcing his presence to his doomed enemies) Tokyo Drifter is a visual riot, a distillation of Suzuki’s rebellion against the studio system.

Join curators Matt Bowes and Brendan Brown for an opening night premiere reception on Thursday, May 27th before Tokyo Drifter featuring drinks, Pocky, nibbles, and an introduction to the series.

Rating: 14A (14A)

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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