With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, February 27, 2022

In-person screening of FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: JAILHOUSE 41 at Japan Society NY on March 4th

Japan Society NY
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Directed by Shunja Ito
Starring: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Kayoko Shiraishi
Japan, 1972, 90 minutes

When: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00pm
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $15 / $5 members

To mark the 50th Anniversary of this landmark Japanese film, Japan Society NY will be offering a rare 35mm presentation of it at an in-person screening this coming Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm.
Best recognized outside of Japan for her role as the mesmerizing, katana-wielding Lady Snowblood, Meiko Kaji’s equally definitive portrayal of the fearless convict Sasori (Scorpion) initially cemented her status as an icon of 70s exploitation.
After a year in solitary confinement in a vicious women’s prison, Sasori has taken on a mythic stature among the prisoners. Escaping with an uncouth band of inmates, she leads the group while the prison’s sadistic guards follow in hot pursuit. The second film in Toei’s Female Prisoner Scorpion series, Shunya Ito’s fever dream sequel is recognized as the series’ best entry, bolstered by avant-garde tinged visuals, delirious violence, a fuzzy guitar score and, of course, Meiko Kaji’s fierce, steely-eyed performance of rage and vengeance.

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