Screening | Tokyo Tribe

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Thursday, January 26 @ 7pm | International House Philadelphia

TOKYO TRIBE (2014, dir. Sion Sono, 116 min.)
In this dystopian hip-hop musical set in an alternate futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. An old-school-styled street gang that only wants to party and hang out is pitted against a vicious cannibalistic mobster-run syndicate. All subtitles are in rap: rhyme, rhythm, African American slang, and profanity.

Introduction and post-screening conversation: Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian Cinema, University of Michigan.

To register:

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782