Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, Feb 8, 2018
7:30pm

THE EARLY WORKS OF SEIJUN SUZUKI
Double Feature!
SATAN’S TOWN / EIGHT HOURS OF TERROR
Our thanks to Will Carroll and Alexander Fee at Doc Films at the University of Chicago, without whom this series wouldn’t be possible.
Introduction by Chris D, author of Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980.
35 mm!

SATAN’S TOWN
AKUMA NO MACHI
1956, Nikkatsu, 79 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

Director Seijun Suzuki's third film (and his first to feature gangsters as protagonists) focuses on a boss and his henchman after they escape from prison. Suzuki shows his promise through cleverly constructed editing and bold compositions, particularly in the film's murder scenes (of which there are many). Text courtesy of Doc Films.


35 mm!

EIGHT HOURS OF TERROR
HACHIJIKAN NO KYŌFU
1957, AGFA, 78 min, Japan, Dir: Seijun Suzuki

After a typhoon stops a train on its track, the passengers are forced to take a bus through the countryside. To make matters worse, some escaped criminals try to hijack the bus. EIGHT HOURS OF TERROR is Suzuki's riff on one of his favorite films, John Ford's STAGECOACH, as well as one of his best early thrillers. Text courtesy of Doc Films.


Both in Japanese with English subtitles. Prints courtesy of the Japan Foundation Film Library.
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Feb 8, 2018 • 7:30pm

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