With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ACF 903: "Hardest Men In Town" yakuza film series is coming to Japan Society, March 9-19, 2010

Outrage: The Way of the Modern Yakuza © 2010 “Outrage” Production Committee

Hardest Men in Town:
Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence

When: March 9-19, 2011
Where: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, NYC
(between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

The next film series at Japan Society (NY) consists of fifteen examples of the widely popular yakuza genre.

The Japanese gangster movie genre wil be presented through its various avatars, transformations and contradictions, from 1960s productions featuring chivalrous kimono-clad, sword-wielding gangsters and gamblers to today's ruthless gun-toting villains dealing in debt, hustling hardcore porn and scheming and scamming in dark trades and deeds.

Over the past 50 years, they've remained snarling, swaggering, tattooed and inexplicably sexy. In the line-up, there will be blood and broken bones, hookers and hopheads, and plenty of juicy political blackmail… in 15 films that rack up the stiffs like Jacobean tragedies and show grand visions of manly amity and betrayal: classics and lesser known titles by Kinji Fukasaku, Takashi Miike (Dead or Alive), Hideo Gosha (The Wolves), Takeshi Kitano (Outrage), Rokuro Mochizuki (A Yakuza In Love, Onibi: The Fire Within) and Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza), among other offerings you can't refuse.

For descriptions of and showtimes for all the films that will be shown, and to order tickets online, click here.

Hardest Men in Town is made possible through the generous support of The Globus Family.

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