Sunday, April 17, 2011
Three Point - Masashi Yamamoto (2011)
Icon of the Japanese indie scene, Masashi Yamamoto (Robinson's Garden, Carnival of the Night) returns with a film that takes a look at three locales in contemporary Japan. "Three Point" stars Jun Murakami and AV actress Aoi Sora in storylines that take place in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa. The Okinawa portion of the film is a documentary about U.S. bases in Japan's southernmost prefecture. "Three Point" is set to open in Tokyo theatres in May.
Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss - Yasuharu Hasebe (1970)
The first film in the famed "Stray Cat Rock" series sees Meiko Kaji begin her role as Mei, the leader of a female gang that prowls the streets of Shinjuku. Mei must go to the aid of her boyfriend who gets tied up with yakuza and missing winnings from dirty boxing matches.