With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, December 02, 2016

PLAY IT, BOOGIE-WOOGIE at Japan Society next Tuesday, December 6th

Japan Society NY
Play It, Boogie-Woogie © 1982 Kadokawa Corp.
Play it, Boogie-Woogie / Suro na Bugi ni Shite Kure
Directed by Toshiya Fujita
With Atsuko Asano, Masato Furuoya, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Japan, 1982, 130 min.
DCP, color
In Japanese with live English subtitles

When: Tuesday, December 6, 7 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

A young woman, a motorcycle-riding youth, and an older man negotiate a strange and tensely romantic relationship in a film that is unusual in the Kadokawa lineup. Employing 1970s wildman director Toshiya Fujita (Lady Snowblood), Kadokawa Film continues to play with the fragments of U.S. pop culture while Fujita injects a playfully stylized realism. The film continued Haruki Kadokawa's new strategy of using more auteur-minded directors that had no qualms about working in genre film. Atsuko Asano created a stir for her embodiment of a young woman not willing to be bound by conventions and intent on negotiating new forms of relationships.

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

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