Lumberjack the Monster

North American Premiere

May 6, 2024
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Kaibutsu no Kikori

Presented with Tribeca Festival’s Escape from Tribeca program in celebration of Lumberjack the Monster’s upcoming Netflix release.

North American Premiere. Japanese horror and cult icon Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins) returns to the big screen with an adaptation of Mayusuke Kurai’s thrilling novel. This cat-and-mouse chase between a serial killer and a lawyer hot on his trail is filled with gruesome murders, missing brains and disturbing secrets. The most disturbing? The lawyer is a psychopath. Yes, Takashi Miike’s newest nightmare is the brutal showdown between a serial killer and a psychopath lawyer. It’s a bloody good time. 

Screening begins at 8 PM. Join us before the screening at 7 PM for a reception featuring beverages generously donated by Brooklyn Kura, Moshi and Sapporo-Stone Brewing.

Dir. Takashi Miike, 2023, 118 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Kazuya Kamenashi, Nanao, Riho Yoshioka, Shota Sometani, Shido Nakamura.


This premiere screening is presented together with the Tribeca Festival’s Escape from Tribeca. The Tribeca Festival returns June 5-16, and its Escape from Tribeca program puts a spotlight on underground, cult, and genre cinema. This event is hosted in honor of Lumberjack the Monster’s upcoming Netflix release on June 1.

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, Anime NYC and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Prince Kitano New York, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Monday, May 6, 2024
  • 8:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $25 Nonmembers
  • $20 Members
  • $23 Seniors/Students
  • $23 Person with Disability