Thursday, May 19

Repertory Series ArchiveTime and Place Are Nonsense! The Cinema According to Seijun Suzuki

Tokyo Drifter

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Note: Also shows at Harvard Film Archive on Friday, May 13 at 7 PM

(1966) dir Seijun Suzuki w/Testsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara [83 min; DCP]
Tasked with making a vehicle for actor/singer Tetsuya Watari to croon the title song, Suzuki concocted this crazy yarn about a reformed yakuza on the run from his former comrades. The film is mainly an excuse to stage an escalating series of goofy musical numbers and over-the-top fight scenes. Popping with garish colors, self-parodic style, and avant-garde visual design, TOKYO DRIFTER embodies a late-1960s zeitgeist in which trash and art joyfully comingle.

“Tokyo Drifter: Subversion from the Inside Out”
Film Notes contributor Rob Larsen writes about the cult fave by Seijun Suzuki.

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Thursday 5/19
at 9:30 PM

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