Friday, November 13


Friday, November 13 at 9:15pm

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As part of their programming celebrating Ghost Dog, 36 Cinema is excited to screen BRANDED TO KILL on Friday, November 13th at 9:15pm ET with live commentary from Jim Jarmusch! BRANDED TO KILL is one of the inspirations that Jarmusch took into making Ghost Dog.

BRANDED TO KILL tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. When director Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired.

The BRANDED TO KILL screening will feature live commentary from Jim Jarmusch. Jarmusch is the director behind Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes, and The Dead Don’t Die, to name a few. Joining Jarmusch is Tom Vick, an expert in Asian film, and curator of the film program at the Free and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. Vick is the author behind “Time and Place Are Nonsense: The Films of Seijun Suzuki.”