With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TOKYO DRIFTER coming to Japan Society on Friday, February 3rd

Japan Society NY
Tokyo Drifter © 1966 Nikkatsu Corporation
Tokyo Drifter / Tokyo Nagaremono
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
With Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji,
Ryuji Kita, and Hideaki Nitani
Japan, 1966, 82 minutes
DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC

In this deliriously unhinged yakuza film by visionary director Seijun Suzuki, a recently paroled ex-con attempts to go straight but is immediately hounded by former cohorts and rivals who want him dead. A highlight of 1960s avant-pop Japanese cinema replete with over-the-top set design and swinging enka ballads (performed by actor-singer Tetsuya Watari), Tokyo Drifter displays the full breadth of Suzuki’s unique visual style and surreal sensibilities.

Part of Monthly Classics
Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema.

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