The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series presents BRANDED TO KILL at Crosstown Theater.
Seijun Suzuki / 1967 / 91 minutes / N/R
Tickets: $5 at the door
Films begin at 7:30 pm (sharp!) at Crosstown Theater
When Japanese new wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme — the flabbergasting pinnacle of his ’60s pop-art aesthetic.
The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features.