Yakuza-Palooza at the Egyptian Theatre

gunandswordThe American Cinematheque presents Yakuza-Palooza at The Egyptian Theatre on June 27 and 28, two nights of Japanese crime films, including Pale FlowerMassacre Gun and Killers on Parade. The event is hosted by Chris Desjardins, or Chris D., former band leader of The Flesh Eaters and The Divine Horsemen, rock critic, filmmaker and film teacher. Desjardins has been putting together film series for American Cinematheque since the late ‘90s. He will be signing copies of his book Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980, a definitive guide that was twenty years in the making.

The non-profit American Cinematheque is dedicated to celebrating the best of film and video, from the classics to “the outer frontiers of the art form”. Tickets are $11 for non-members, $7 for members and $9 for students, seniors and children.

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.
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