13 ASSASSINS / Japan
WED, AUGUST 13, 2014 | Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM
13 ASSASSINS, 2011, 126 mins. Film begins at sundown.
Directed by Takashi Miike.
A samurai epic set in the 19th century during the end of Japan’s feudal era: when a sadistic, imperious lord is poised to ascend to the throne, a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to stop him – and his band of over 200 men. Cult director Takashi Miike (Audition) takes a restrained, classical approach to this story of two traditions struggling for dominance, adding his own perverse touches and staging bravura action sequences – culminating in an extended, stupendously choreographed sword battle.
Not Rated. Graphic violence. Not appropriate for children.
Programmed by Film Forum.
PERFORMANCE – 7PM - GELATINE is a New York based female fronted Japanese rock band. While her live performance is very hyperactive and funny, lead singer Seiko sings in Japanese with catchy, and often sentimental melodies. Unlike any typical punk rock bands, Gelatine’s music have quite complex structures, which is another element that makes them very unique. They are heavily influenced by Japanese traditional music, J-Pop/J-Rock, anime, pre 90′s punk, metal, and much more. Gelatine is one of a kind.
SCREENING 13 ASSASSINS – SUNDOWN
JAPANESE RESTAURANT – ALL NIGHT!
Astoria’s own JJ’s Asian Fusion will be serving sushi rolls and traditional Japanese cuisine.