Egyptian Theatre
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Wed, Nov 1, 2017
7:30pm
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TAKASHI MIIKE: CINEMA IN OVERDRIVE
Double Feature! Takashi Miike In Person!
AUDITION / CITY OF LOST SOULS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Beyond Fest
Discussion between films with director Takashi Miike.
35 mm!

AUDITION
ÔDISHON
1999, 115 min, Japan, Dir: Takashi Miike

Director Takashi Miike’s breakout hit, AUDITION is one of the darkest and most disturbing thrillers ever to emerge from Japan. Widowed movie executive Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) decides it’s finally time to start dating again; with the help of one of his drinking buddies, he holds fake auditions for a nonexistent movie role, just to meet girls. Aoyama’s plan succeeds beyond his wildest expectations when he hooks up with former ballet dancer Eihi Shiina, who seems to be the perfect girlfriend – until her sweet, compliant nature is shockingly stripped away, revealing her true personality. Warning: The final half-hour of AUDITION contains some of the most graphic and unforgettable images of violence ever put on screen. “A lethally poised Venus flytrap of a movie ... the best-disguised psychotronic splatter flick in recent memory.” – Dennis Lim, Village Voice.


35 mm!

CITY OF LOST SOULS
HYÔRYÛ-GAI
2000, 105 min, Japan, Dir: Takashi Miike

If you thought Takashi Miike couldn’t top the ultra-violent thrills in DEAD OR ALIVE, think again. CITY OF LOST SOULS is a lyrical live-action manga that explores dimensions of hitherto uncharted underworld violence as well as portraying a beautiful, unsentimental love story. Half-caste Japanese-Brazilian Mario (Teah) rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei (Michele Reis) from being deported, then sabotages a coke deal, two incidents that spark a Chinese mafia vs. Japanese yakuza war and a frantic police manhunt. A stunning, brutally phantasmagorical fairy tale.


Both films in Japanese with English subtitles. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Nov 1, 2017 • 7:30pm
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