Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

One of the defining films of 1980s Japanese cinema, Sailor Suit and Machine Gun shows pop idol/actress Hiroko Yakushimaru and director Shinji Somai at the peak of their powers through the story of a schoolgirl who becomes the head of a yakuza group and takes on a sinister drug cartel.

Somai uses the pulpy premise to design fascinatingly orchestrated and downright wacky long takes that explore the meaning of postmodern Japan's image culture. For Kadokawa Film it was one of the defining successes of their idol strategy, creating cypher-like media personas that were like nothing that came before.

Event Timeline
Tue Nov 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
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Japan Society New York
Venue Address
333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 United States
Japanese Film NYC