Maison de Himiko (Mezon do Himiko)

April 6, 2006
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Film past event

* Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm (opening night)
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:15 pm

2005, 131 min., 35mm, color. Directed by Isshin Inudo. Written by Aya Watanabe. With Min Tanaka, Joe Odagiri, and Ko Shibasaki. Print courtesy of Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc. U.S. premiere.

An aging drag queen opens a retirement home for gay men. His young lover schemes to reconcile him with the daughter he abandoned as a child. The film brims with acid-tongued humor and authentic human dilemmas, portraying a marginalized community striving to redefine the nature of family. Tender, yet devoid of sentimentality, the film was an art house hit in Japan. Legendary butoh artist Min Tanaka brings stoic poise to the role of the ex-drag queen.

Tickets: $10/$6 Japan Society members, seniors & students. 

*On April 6, Director Isshin Inudo and Producer Shinji Ogawa will introduce the film. Followed by a reception. Special ticket price: $15/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students. 

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Against the Tide Film Pass – 5 tickets for the price of 4!  Includes 5 passes good for tickets to any film in the Against the Tide series.  To redeem, simply exchange the passes for tickets at the Box Office up to an hour prior to showtime.  Passes are transferable and may be used towards any combination of films in the series. Please contact the Box Office (212) 715-1258 for details.


  • Thursday, April 6, 2006
  • 7:30 pm