Tuesday, May 29

Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)Reunion Week 2018


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50th Anniversary!

(1968) dir Kaneto Shindô w/Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kiwako Taichi [99 min; DCP]
In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindô, KURONEKO (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography. – The Criterion Collection

“There’s a witchy, atmospheric timelessness to the movie that extends well past the unadorned sets.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

“Nippo-Gothic horror fables have a long tradition of proto-feminist outrage… Kaneto Shindô’s Kuroneko may take the cake.” – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

“The relationship between the object of our fear and our comprehension of it might be best described as a sliding scale, and Kuroneko suggests that it is in the realm of the uncanny — of knowing yet not knowing something — that true fear lies.” – Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You


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