This Week's Pic: Tokyo
TOKYO – the three-part anthology – begins a one week run at the Nuart Theatre this Friday. To kick off the event, Actress Ayako Fujitaniwill appear in person at the 7:15pm screening that night. Set in the titular city, the film features fanciful episodes directed by Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST), Michael Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), and Leox Carax THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE), creating what the press release describes as a surreal “fantasy in three movements,” consisting of “rhapsody, psychogeography, urban valentine, freak show, mind-walk, and many other things, ” per the press release. The film infringes on genre territory, especially in its second episode, “Merde,” about a mysterious creature that rises from the sewer to spread panic in the streets of Tokyo
Location: Nuart Theatre – 11272 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 478-6379
Website: Nuart Film Calendar
Dates: Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26.
In Person: Actress Ayako Fujitani on Friday, March 20 at the 7:15pm screening.
Update: Director Michel Gondry will also be in person on opening night.