Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Feb 11, 2018
7:30pm
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THE EARLY WORKS OF SEIJUN SUZUKI
Double Feature!
EVERYTHING GOES WRONG / FIGHTING DELINQUENTS
Our thanks to Will Carroll and Alexander Fee at Doc Films at the University of Chicago, without whom this series wouldn’t be possible.
35 mm!

EVERYTHING GOES WRONG
SUBETE GA KURUTTERU
1960, Janus Films, 72 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

With its dynamic camerawork and deftly intercut storylines, this little-known gem from director Seijun Suzuki blends the energy of the pulpiest juvenile-delinquent flicks with the angst of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Disillusioned by his mother, Jirô (Tamio Kawaji) takes to the streets with friends, their petty crimes gradually escalating to a devastating climax. Yoshiko Nezu is mesmerizing as the girl smitten with the wayward Jirô.


35 mm!

FIGHTING DELINQUENTS
KUTABARE GURENTAI
1960, Nikkatsu, 80 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

This is Suzuki's first film starring teen idol Wada Kōji. Kōji plays a young construction worker whose wacky antics annoy the stiff-necked adults of his town until he takes on a crooked real-estate developer and saves the community. It’s also Suzuki's first color film, and he paints the town red, as it were. Text courtesy of Doc Films.


Both in Japanese with English subtitles. Prints courtesy of the Japan Foundation Film Library.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Feb 11, 2018 • 7:30pm
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