Join us for an evening of inspiring film as we present monthly screenings connecting to the themes and ideas of our current exhibitions.
About this event
A landmark of Japanese queer cinema. Director Toshio Matsumoto’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night world of drag bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art, and black mascara. An unknown club dancer at the time, transgender actor Peter gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, a hostess at Bar Genet who ignites a violent love triangle with reigning drag queen Leda (Osamu Ogasawara) for the attentions of club owner Gonda (Yoshio Tsuchiya).
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