With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, October 07, 2011

ACF 1176: Sion Sono eight film retrospective begins tonight at Museum of Arts and Design

Sion Sono: The New Poet
When: October 7th - November 11th, 2011
Where: Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 1001

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.

Order tickets for Bicycle Sighs here

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.

Order tickets for Suicide Club here.

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.

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