Japan Society's new film series, As Cherry Blossoms Fall: Films & Scenes of Sakura, continues tonight with this screening of Nagisa Oshima's Taboo at 7 PM.
Synopsis: In 1865 Kyoto, Japan’s rigid samurai code is threatened by the emotional whirlwinds of passion and desire. A samurai militia unit that defends the Shogunate enlists 18-year-old Kano, a warrior whose mesmerizing good looks immediately intrigue his fellow students, superiors and even his captain (Beat Takeshi). After a series of mysterious murders provoke further suspicion, disorder erupts
Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 for Japan Society members, seniors and students
Buy Tickets for TABOO Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.
The film series As Cherry Blossoms Fall is presented in association with the Japan Foundation and runs through April 14, 2012. Series information here. The film series is part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.