Friday, August 24, 2007
ANGELINOS! Japanese Outlaw Masters Series at the American Cinematheque!
I knew that this was coming up for a while, but the list of films has only just been released (and is still NOT posted on the American Cinematheque's web site. For shame!).
Named in honor of Chris D's book, OUTLAW MASTERS OF JAPANESE FILM (previously footnoted in this post), Mr. D (it turns out) is also one of the Cinematheque's programmers.
Running a far too short FOUR (!) days - September 6 ~ 9, 2007 - the films screening include one of my all-time favorite Chanbara films Okamoto Kihachi's pitch black, misanthropic SWORD OF DOOM (Daibosatsu Toge) and two Suzuki Seijun films that I have wanted to watch for a long time: DETECTIVE OFFICE #23 - GO TO HELL, BASTARDS! (Tantei Jimusho Nijusan - Kutabare Akutodomo) and FLOWER AND THE ANGRY WAVES (Hana to Doto) .
Here're the films:
Sept 6 - SWORD OF DOOM (Daibosatsu Toge) and THE GREAT MELEE (Dai Satsujin)
Sept 7 - PIGS AND BATTLESHIPS (Buta to Gunkan) and INTENTIONS OF MURDER (Akai Satsui)
Sept 8 - VENGEANCE IS MINE (Fukushu Suru ha Ware ni Ari) and PUNISHMENT ROOM (Shokei no Heya)
Sept 9 - DETECTIVE OFFICE #23 - GO TO HELL, BASTARDS (Tantei Jimusho Nijusan - Kutabare Akutodomo) and FLOWER AND THE ANGRY WAVES (Hana to Doto)
See ya there!
American Cinematheque Link.
(Here's a link to my SAMURAI CINEMA 101 feature article on midnighteye.com for those who know nothing about chonmage and sword sporting dudes in baggy pants and sandals.)