Not Held at Japan Society – Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters at Walter Reade Theater

February 25, 2007
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Friday, February 23 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm

Directed by Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 2006; 104 m.

“Superlivemation” (aka “motion capture”) propels Oshii’s exegesis of tachigui (aka Japanese fast food). To the director, the evolution of “stand and eat” grub is somehow deeply interlinked with mainstream Japanese history from the aftermath of WWII, proceeding to the end of the Showa Era (1989)—just prior to the burst of the bubble economy. “It fits no category . . . Absurdly funny, at times tragic, and continuously eye-popping, it’s an epic, voiceover-loaded social history of postwar Japan told through the eyes of a criminal clan.”

—Olaf Möller, FC Nov/Dec 06

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  • Sunday, February 25, 2007
  • 1:00 pm