Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, Nov 2, 2017
7:30pm
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TAKASHI MIIKE: CINEMA IN OVERDRIVE
Double Feature! Takashi Miike In Person!
THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS / VISITOR Q
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Beyond Fest
Discussion between films with director Takashi Miike, moderated by Josh Olson.
35 mm!

THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS
KATAKURI-KE NO KÔFUKU
2001, 113 min, Japan, Dir: Takashi Miike

Whimsical musical numbers, grotesque horror and Claymation all come together in this wildly surreal film by one of the world’s greatest masters of blending genre. The Katakuri family open a bed-and-breakfast in the remote countryside but are met with misfortune when their guests start dying in spectacular fashion. Determined to prevent negative publicity from spoiling their new business, the Katakuris pile corpse after corpse in the backyard to keep up appearances.


VISITOR Q
BIJITÂ Q
2001, 84 min, Japan, Dir: Takashi Miike

Shot like a disturbing home video, Takashi Miike’s transgressive genre-bending portrait of a disturbingly dysfunctional family unit begins with a father’s attempt to document “young people today.” What follows is a descent into a household where incest, drug abuse and ultra-violence are all a part of daily life. Can the intervention of the mysterious stranger Q restore order to this bourgeois family? Equally disturbing, dark and funny, VISITOR Q is unlike anything you’ve seen before.


Screening formats: 35mm (THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS), digital (VISITOR Q). | Both films in Japanese with English subtitles. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Nov 2, 2017 • 7:30pm
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