Escape From Tribeca:
Destroy All Monsters

June 16, 2023
past event image
Film past event

『怪獣総進撃 』

55th Anniversary Screening. Japan Society and Escape From Tribeca, the Tribeca Festival’s official psychotronic sidebar, are pleased to present a special 55th anniversary screening of the 1968 Toho tokusatsu classic Destroy All Monsters. One of the Showa era’s biggest Godzilla spectacles, director Ishiro Honda, special effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya (Ultraman), and composer Akira Ifukube send kaiju across the earth for innovative action and destruction spanning Tokyo, Paris, Beijing, Moscow and New York. Featuring an all-star cast including Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Anguirus, Varan, Baradon and King Ghidorah—Japan Society and Tribeca are bringing the best of Japan’s monsters to NYC!

Screening is followed by a reception. This event is co-presented with the Tribeca Festival’s official psychotronic sidebar, Escape From Tribeca. Escape From Tribeca is dedicated to movies that make audiences stomp their feet and shout out loud. Presenting the most fun horror, action and fantasy films from around the globe, with giveaways, guests and contests that turn their screenings into one of a kind events unavailable anywhere else. Sure to please even the rowdiest movie lovers, Escape from Tribeca celebrates the joys of the communal filmgoing experience. 

Dir. Ishiro Honda, 1968, 86 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi.

Beverages generously donated by:

Enjoy vintage Japanese figures and art prints before and after the screening from:

Opening remarks and trivia contest hosted by Kevin Derendorf, author of Kaiju for Hipsters.

Destroy All Monsters – Official Japanese Trailer

Image: © 1968 TOHO CO., LTD.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Friday, June 16, 2023
  • 7:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $18 Nonmembers
  • $14 Members
  • $14 Person with Disability

This event is sold out.