Friday, January 17

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2019

First Love


2019 • dir Takashi Miike w/Masataka Kubota, Sakurako Konishi, Shôta Sometani, Becky, Jun Murakami, Nao Ohmori, Seiyô Uchino • 108 min • DCP

The great Japanese genre director Takashi Miike turns in his tightest, funniest, and most energized film in years with this frenetic, one-crazy-night thriller. The paths of an up-and-coming boxer (Kubota), a call girl with a drug problem (Konishi), and a scheming yakuza punk (Sometani) collide over one fateful, neon-drenched night in Tokyo.

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“It’s a joyous piece of filmmaking, a demented, multitasking little scherzo from a director who cranks out four new features a year on average and who never seems more relaxed than when he’s in an absolute frenzy.”
– Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“‘First Love’ is mostly remarkable for renewing once again the apparently infinitely renewable resource that is Miike’s filmmaking energy.”
– Jessica Kiang, Variety

“First Love might start as a hard-boiled piece of pulp fiction, but it isn’t long before it softens into a violent, hilarious, and violently hilarious madcap comedy”
– David Ehrlich, Indiewire

Ticket Information:

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Friday 1/17
at 9:00 PM
Saturday 1/18
at 2:15 PM

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