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Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki
In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki
, the Japanese master who took the art of the B movie to sublime new heights with his deliriously inventive approach to narrative and visual style. This series showcases seven of the New Wave renegade’s works from his career breakthrough in the sixties: Take Aim at the Police Van
(1960), an off-kilter whodunit; Youth of the Beast
(1963), an explosive yakuza thriller; Gate
of Flesh (1964), a pulpy social critique; Story of a Prostitute
(1965), a tragic romance; Tokyo Drifter