Funeral Parade of Roses
Bara no Sōretsu / 薔薇の葬列
1969, Toshio Matsumoto, Japan, 105 min. With Peter, Yoshio Tsuchiya.
- Sat, Sep 30th 5:30pm
- Mon, Oct 2nd 7:45pm
- Thu, Oct 5th 7:45pm
“A heady, emotionally resonant work of art…You will walk away from Matsumoto’s film with a newfound appreciation for what movies can be.”— Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com
Still exciting for its bold style and way ahead of its time in its gender politics, this legendary, long hard-to-see film has resurfaced in a dazzling restoration from the original camera negative. Set amid Tokyo’s “gay boy” subculture, where gender is but one mask among many, the narrative centers on the vivacious young transsexual Eddie (played by the charismatic Peter, later the Fool in Kurosawa’s RAN). A bar hostess at the Genet nightclub, Eddie pursues a hedonistic lifestyle while flashbacks recall her painful childhood, until the two sides come together in a delirious climax steeped in high camp and Greek tragedy. In Japanese with English subtitles. 4K DCP digital restoration from Arbelos Films. (MR)
SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Recently Restored" film on any Saturday in September, and get a ticket for the second "Recently Restored" film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.