Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko KajiFebruary 10—12, 2017
|Known for her fashionable modern style, long black tresses and piercing gaze, the inimitable Meiko Kaji rose to the top of the Japanese film industry in the late 1960s and '70s, working with some of the era's most talented filmmakers to create several now-classic genre film archetypes along the way—from hard-boiled girl gang bosses to kimono-clad, sword-wielding assassins. Japan Society celebrates the iconic star (who turns 70 in March) with a pre-Valentine's Day weekend full of female rebellion, ice-cold vengeance and tough love, highlighting a selection of her most memorable roles. Guest curated by Marc Walkow.|
$13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
All Access Pass: (1 ticket for each film in the series, 5 tickets total)
Save $3 per ticket. $50/$35 seniors & students/$30 Japan Society members
Double Feature Pass: (2 different films in the same transaction)
Save $2 per ticket. $22/$16 seniors & students/$14 Japan Society members
About Meiko Kaji:
Japan Society's Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.
Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, James Read Levy, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Laurel Gonsalves, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, David S. Howe, and Geoff Matters.
Image: Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance © 1974 Toho Co., Ltd.