Friday, September 28
Launch screening with series curator Mark Schilling’s introduction, reception and booksigning.
1967, 84 min., 35mm, b&w. Directed by Takashi Nomura. With Jo Shishido, Jerry Fujio, Chitose Kobayashi.
"[A Colt is My Passport] takes us to the freeways of Tokyo, the docks of Yokohama and a seedy truckers’ motel straight out of an American noir, and sends us home with a fantastic gun-and-dynamite battle. The Tarantino remake should be announced any day now." —The New York Times
Released before Seijun Suzuki’s better-known Branded to Kill, A Colt is My Passport bears a family resemblance in its hunted hitman hero, hard-boiled stylistics, and mind-bending climactic shoot-out, giving full play to Shishido’s panache and tough-guy cool. It remains one of Shishido’s Nikkatsu favorites.
Launch Screening Tickets: $12/$9 Japan Society members, students & seniors. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
* Schilling’s latest book, No Borders, No Limits: Nikkatsu Action Cinema is being published by FAB Press. The reception is sponsored, in part, by The Globus Family.
- September 28, 2007
- 7:30 pm