1969, 105 minutes, Directed by Toshio Matsumoto
Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 6:30pm.
Loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex, Japanese director and writer Toshio Matsumoto's 1969 Bara no S?retsu is both a product of, and very much ahead of, its time. Following the exploits of Eddie, a young "gay boy" cross-dresser who struggles to come to terms with his identity as part of Tokyo's underground gay counterculture, the film mixes elements of art house, documentary, and experimental cinema. Emotionally intense and visually striking, Bara no S?retsu is a vital part of the Japanese New Wave. In Japanese with English subtitles.