Film past event

ANTI-PORNO

July 22, 2017
ANTI-PORNO
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EAST COAST PREMIERE

SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin one hour prior to the screening at the Box Office. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.

Preceded by: Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight (2016) by Sawako Kabuki, 3 min.

Part of Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot Project celebrating the 45th anniversary of the genre that infamously saved the studio, ANTI-PORNO is a uniquely subversive take on Nikkatsu’s softcore sex label by festival favorite Sion Sono. Pacing a vibrantly colored art studio that looks like something out of a Jodorowsky film, celebrity novelist, artist and enfant-terrible Kyoko (Ami Tomite) terrorizes everyone around her, especially her eager-to-please assistant Noriko (Mariko Tsutsui), whom she sadistically (and quite literally) keeps on a leash. Just as Kyoko’s cruelty reaches its peak, however, the film takes an unexpected about-face that, in true Sono-style, breaks down cinematic barriers in order to tackle the subjects of art, misogyny and freedom with boundless energy and unbridled passion.

2017. 78 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Sion Sono. With Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Fujiko, Sayaka Kotani, Tomo Uchino.

“Sono’s effort is easily the most ambitious entry yet in the series of re-imagined softcore entertainments.” —James Marsh, South China Morning Post

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017.

 
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Tickets
$14/$11 seniors & students / $10 Japan Society members

18+. This film is unrated but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

Special Offers

Five-Film Pass: Purchase tickets for at least 5 different films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket (Offer not valid for July 13 screening of MUMON: The Land of Stealth or July 20 screening of Over the Fence).

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ANTI-PORNO © 2016 NIKKATSU.

  • July 22, 2017
  • 10:30 pm