With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, November 04, 2016

SAILOR SUIT AND MACHINE GUN to kick off new film series at Japan Society NY next Tuesday, November 8

Japan Society NY
Presents
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun © 1981 Kadokawa Corp.
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun / Serafuku to Kikanju
Directed by Shinji Somai
With Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tsunehiko Watase, Akira Emoto
Japan, 1981, 112 minutes
DCP, color
In Japanese with live English subtitles.

When: Tuesday, November 8, 7 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

One of the defining films of 1980s Japanese cinema, Sailor Suit and Machine Gun shows pop idol/actress Hiroko Yakushimaru and director Shinji Somai at the peak of their powers through the story of a schoolgirl who becomes the head of a yakuza group and takes on a sinister drug cartel. Somai uses the pulpy premise to design fascinatingly orchestrated and downright wacky long takes that explore the meaning of postmodern Japan's image culture. For Kadokawa Film it was one of the defining successes of their idol strategy, creating cypher-like media personas that were like nothing that came before.

New 4k restoration!

Part of Pop! Goes Cinema: Kadokawa Film & 1980s Japan.

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