Anthology Film Archives


July 7 – July 25

Anthology rings in July with a series of eight films by the great Nagisa Ōshima, one of the towering figures of postwar Japanese cinema whose films remain socio-politically uncompromising, formally audacious, and stylistically innovative even today. The selection includes early rarities such as PLEASURES OF THE FLESH and JAPANESE SUMMER: DOUBLE SUICIDE, pioneering Japanese New Wave classics like DEATH BY HANGING, BOY and DIARY OF A SHINJUKU THIEF, and his later masterpiece, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, which boasts indelible performances by David Bowie, Tom Conti, and Takeshi Kitano, and both a performance and score by Ryuichi Sakamoto (who died this past spring), with all eight films screening on 35mm!

Special thanks to Brian Belovarac (Janus Films).

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