Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Big Screen Big Apple- A Yakuza in Love(1997) Thurs. 3/17 at 7:30 PM

50% of all ticket sales will go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

Yakuza in Love(1997)

The Japan Society says - "A dark, delicate, comic and complicated telling of a hard-as-nails, simple love story. Boy meets girl; boy falls in love, boy drugs girl. Boy and girl start a rather twisted, chemical-fueled affair. Things get sour. The boy is a low-ranking ne'er-do-well yakuza in an ill-fated gang, fighting a losing battle with their rival gang. The girl... well, the girl is just a waitress who should probably know better. Auteur Mochizuki (Onibi: The Fire Within; Another Lonely Hitman), director and co-writer, has fashioned this unlikely romance between two mismatched lost souls into a black comedy of startling directness and intensity, following the old boy's fumbling (and often funny) attempts at romance through questionable methods of courtship (which include kidnapping into the bargain). Generously spiced graphic sex scenes alternate with moments of lyricism and otherworldly calm, subtly layering the characters and their path to ruin. As the strange relationship blossoms, the yakuza's drug addiction and unstoppable habits of destruction threaten to destroy everything..."

Don't forget to arrive early, because ticketholders get to sneak a peak at Bye Bye Kitty Exhibition from 6 to 7:30.

Thursday, March 17th 7:30 PM @ Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, at 47th Street and First Avenue

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