Funeral Parade of Roses

February 20, 2009
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This dizzying and sardonic version of Sophocles’ Oedipus set in modern Tokyo’s gay milieu is a parodic and aesthetically delirious deconstruction of conventional, oppositional politics and a milestone of Japanese queer cinema.

Followed by the Shinjuku Party!

1969, 105 min., 16mm, b&w. Written and directed by Toshio Matsumoto. With Peter, Yoshio Tsuchiya and Osamu Ogasawara. Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation with permission from Matsumoto Production.

Read Funeral Parade of Roses article by Jonathan M. Hall (PDF)

Part of the Globus Film Series:
Shinjuku Ecstasy:
Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan

$15/$12 Japan Society members, students & seniors

Free admission if you come dressed in your fabulous retro kimono or vintage 60s style!

  • Friday, February 20, 2009
  • 7:30 pm