Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lolita in full bloom at The Japanese Society

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (Sailor-fuku to kikanju)

Film Fall 2006

Opening Night: Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm*
Sunday, November 12 at 6:15 pm

1981, 112 min., 16mm, color. Directed by Shinji Somai. Based on the story by Jiro Akagawa. With Hiroko Yakushimaru and Tunehiko Watase. Print courtesy of Kadokawa Herald Pictures, Inc.

Hiroko Yakushimaru, the most iconic and charismatic "idol" of the period, plays Izumi, a feisty high school girl who takes on the yakuza world with a loaded machine gun in this blockbuster film. Named the "head boss" of a yakuza clan after the unexpected death of her father, quiet Izumi becomes ensnared by violence and drugs. Shinji Somai, known for pushing his actors to their limits and pulling out the most dynamic performances, directs this action packed coming-of-age film.

* The November 10th screening is followed by the LOLLIPOP PARTY featuring DJ Jaiko Suzuki (Mon Mon Mon Amour). Lick lolitapops, sip pink drinks, nibble on tasty treats, and win prizes when you come dressed as a school girl!
Opening night tickets: $15/$10 Japan Society members/ $5 with Film Pass.

Nov. 12 tickets: $10/$6 Japan Society members, seniors & students.

Order tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


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