With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

THE STORMY MAN at Japan Society this Saturday and Sunday

Japan Society NY
© 1957 Nikkatsu Corporation
 The Stormy Man / Arashi o Yobu Otoko
Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
With Yujiro Ishihara, Kyoji Aoyama, Fukuko Sayo, and Mie Kitahara
 Japan, 1957, 101 minutes, DCP, color
In Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 PM
and Sunday, December 16th at 4:30 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets - $14/$11 seniors & students / $10 members

In the movie that made him a star, Ishihara plays a rough-hewn drummer out to make it in the seedy Ginza jazz world. An enormous success, The Stormy Man was Japan's third-biggest box-office hit of 1957, made the Nikkatsu studio solvent and solidified Inoue's reputation as a maker of hit musicals. For its young audience, who clapped and cheered as Ishihara sang "I'm a drummer, a no-good drummer," the movie was an event and a generational marker. Today it still packs musical excitement — and presents Japan's premier screen idol at his most charismatic.

Part of Umetsugu Inoue: Japan's Music Man

Special Offer: Purchase all 3 Umetsugu Inoue films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket! 

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