Time: May 24, 2013 to May 30, 2013
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S Main St.
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA
Website or Map: http://www.downtownindependen…
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: May 18, 2013
About the film Vampire, by Shunji Iwai:
A vampire, who works as a teacher, searches for suicidal female students and seduces them prior to sucking their blood.
About the director, Shunji Iwai:
One of the most popular and influential Japanese directors of his generation, the multi-talented Shunji Iwai is commonly recognized for his distinctive and innovative visual style. Although describing himself as an "eizo sakka" (visual artist), characters and plot themes are often excellently developed in his films, all of which he has personally scripted. Iwai has also edited several of his films, and has even scored the music for more recent efforts. Often using women protagonists, Iwai has garnered fine performances from Japanese Pop singers in key roles, most notably Miho Nakayama in Love Letter (1995) and Chara in Picnic (1996) and Swallowtail Butterfly (1996). A trend-setter, he has created a style that resonates with Japanese pop culture, striking a chord with contemporary Japanese youth, especially young women. Although Iwai's films have been well received and awarded in film festivals in and outside of Japan, notably in Toronto and Berlin, he and his films are not yet well known outside of Asia.
Fri, May 24th: *5:30pm, 7pm
Sat, May 25th: *3:30pm, 5pm
Sun, May 26th: 7:45pm
Mon, May 27th: *5:10pm, 6:45pm
Tue, May 28th: *5:10pm, 6:45pm
Wed, May 29th: 3pm
Thur, May 30th: *3:10, 5pm
**These screenings will be held in our 16 seat MikroKino at $8 a ticket**