|Bicycle Sighs / Jitensha Toiki (1991)|
This exciting retrospective of eight films by Sion Sono begins tonight at 7:00 PM with Bicycle Sighs. Featuring Sono and Masahiro Sugiyama. 93 minutes.
Synopsis: Sono's first 16mm feature film tells the story of two young newspaper couriers and their unrealized dreams as filmmakers. A provocative coming-of-age drama as well as a study of nostalgia, hopes, dreams, and reality, Bicycle Sighs brought Sono to the attention of critics and viewers alike.
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|Suicide Club / Jisatsu Sakuru (2002)|
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 8th, Sono's cult hit Suicide Club will be shown at 3:00 PM. With Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase and Mai Hosho. 99 minutes
Synopsis: Fifty-four Japanese schoolgirls simultaneously jump in front of an oncoming train and subsequently a wave of suicides starts to spread countrywide. The investigation of these deaths leads the police to some unexpected suspects: an all-girl pop group, a website of suicide predictions, and a stitched-together circle made of a most unsettling material. Winner of Fant-Asia Film Festival Jury Prize for Most Groundbreaking Film, “Suicide Club” would launch Sono onto the international spotlight.
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Full information about the Sion Sono: The New Poet film series, including descriptions of each film, the complete schedule, and to order tickets, is available here.