Friday, June 2–Sunday, June 4
(1973, DCP, 97m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Toshiya Fujita w/Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon. A young girl (Kaji) whose family has been ruthlessly destroyed by a gang of criminals is raised to exact coldblooded retribution. Fujita’s influential film perfectly balances violence and beauty.
FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00
Rowan Smith asks what deeper meaning lies beneath the revenge film.
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon explores the intersection of Japanese history, theater, and politics in Lady Snowblood.