Film: "Tokyo Drifter"
Film: "Tokyo Drifter"
WhenWednesday, March 4, 2020, 2 PM
CategoriesFilms
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium
CostFree
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In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the 1960s. (Dir.: Seijun Suzuki, Japan, 1966, 82 min., DCP, Japanese with English subtitles)

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