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Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence

March 9-19, 2011

This season, the Globus Film Series presents the Japanese gangster movie genre through its various avatars, transformations and contradictions, from 1960s productions featuring chivalrous kimono-clad, sword-wielding gangsters and gamblers to today's ruthless gun-toting villains dealing in debt, hustling hardcore porn and scheming and scamming in dark trades and deeds. Over the past 50 years, they've remained snarling, swaggering, tattooed and inexplicably sexy. In the line-up, there will be blood and broken bones, hookers and hopheads, and plenty of juicy political blackmail… in 15 films that rack up the stiffs like Jacobean tragedies and show grand visions of manly amity and betrayal: classics and lesser known titles by Kinji Fukasaku, Takashi Miike (Dead or Alive), Hideo Gosha (The Wolves), Takeshi Kitano (Outrage), Rokuro Mochizuki (A Yakuza In Love, Onibi: The Fire Within) and Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza), among other offerings you can't refuse.

The violent romantic world of the yakuza (the Japanese mafia) steeped in cryptic ritual and customs involving full-body tattoos and missing digits, has long excited the imagination, decades before viewers started existing on a diet of Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire melodrama, and has been one of the mainstays of the Japanese film industry since the 1960s. Harking back to the days when samurai still embodied traditionalist values of honor, selfless duty (giri) and the noble warrior spirit (ninkyo) on the silver screen, the shadowy demimonde of organized crime (which included wandering gamblers and lowly peddlers) rivaled with the noble swordsmen as the representatives of honor and heroism, in the context of a rapidly changing society trying to come to terms with a shameful defeat. In the darkness of movie theaters, they became the very picture of superhuman macho cool and reptilian menace.

CANNES Kaleidoscope at IFFI 2010

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Screened in the second half of the 10 day IFFI in Goa, the package includes picks from Cannes Awards, Official Competition Uncertain Regard and Director’s Fortnight. 1. Des filles en noir (Young Girls In Black) by Jean Paul Civeyrac 2. Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are) by Sabina Guzzanti 3. Outrage by Takeshi Kitano 4. Route Irish by Ken Loach 5. Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarastami 6. A Screaming Man by Mahamat Saleh Haroun 7. The Tree by Julie Bertucelli 8. The City Below ...

My Impressions of Cannes by ECU Filmmaker Fabien Dubois

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  This year I was at the festival presenting my short film High/Low, which was entered in the Short Film Corner.This meeting place for short films is pretty interesting because it facilitates the exchange with other people from the industry (filmmakers, producers, screen writers, actors)Unfortunately,it is difficult to get around to everything because so many people are signedup, and I get the feeling that this year it wasn’t easy on the SFC side.The place is very friendly but there is a lac...

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Takeshi Kitano at Outrage press conference: "I'm a swinging pendulum."

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Japanese director Takeshi Kitano presented his newest film, Outrage, as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection Monday morning. The violent film focuses on the Yakuza, that is organized Japanese crime. Kitano said he made a conscious effort to break the boundaries of the stereotypical Yakuza genre, and to portray violence in an innovative, original way. The film, which lacks a predominant hero, has many different characters including Kitano himself. Kitano explained why he enj...

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Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick's controversial documentary, "Outrage," as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Acade...

Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick’s controversial documentary, “Outrage,” as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors.Academy Award ...

Deauville Tributes

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The thirty-third edition of the American Film Festival of Deauville will take place this year :From Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 9th, 2007 Cinema is an art and as such, has its codes and its history.Just as music didn’t start with the Beatles, cinema didn’t start with George Lucas.There was Mozart, and even before, Guillaume de Machaux ; just as for the cinema there were Griffith, McCarey, Keaton, Chaplin, Capra, Ida Lupino…Here is the screenplay the Festival wants to direct: t...

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