Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane)

July 15, 2017
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The long-awaited latest feature from Okinawa’s preeminent filmmaker Go Takamine (Untamagiru) is a free-wheeling impressionistic work set in a fantastical realm informed by reality, memories, indigenous folklore and theater. X years after the oft-referenced but never elaborated-upon “Shima pshoo” incident, aging Tarugani and Papajo are best friends who live in Patai Village, where those who failed to die continue to exist. When the two find themselves framed as thieves who stole an illegal substance from the local store, they set out on the road, chased by three dripping wet mysterious women. An utterly unconventional visceral feast.

2017. 81 min. DCP, in Okinawan and Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Go Takamine. With Susumu Taira, Saburo Kitamura, Misako Oshiro, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Katsuhiro Kawamitsu.

“I thought it would be great if one were to cut open this film, not just red but grey blood would flow.” —Go Takamine

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017.

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

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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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Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane) © 2016 Courtesy of “Hengyoro” Film Committee

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • 2:30 pm