The Legend of Suriyothai
FRI & SAT: 7:00PM SUN: 3:00PM
Dir. Chatrichalerm Yukol (2001); Thailand, 142m
Starring: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich Thai with English Subtitles
Funeral Parade of Roses
FRI & SAT: 10:00PM SUN: 6:00PM
Dir. Toshio Matsumoto (1970); Japan, 105m
Starring: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô
Japanese with English Subtitles
FRIDAY, JULY 27th AT 7:00PM & 10:00PM
SATURDAY, JULY 28th AT 7:00PM & 10:00PM
SUNDAY, JULY 29th AT 3:00PM & 6:00pm
“A complex narrative and beautiful cinematography immortalize the story of Queen Suriyothai, the leader of 16th century Thailand. A historic tale of love, death, and power, capturing the Thai civil war and the Burmese invasion. The immaculate costuming and set design bring this cultural epic to life, becoming iconic and instilling a sense of national pride and female power in the 35mm frame.
Toshio Matsumoto’s controversial debut feature, Funeral Parade of Roses explores the unapologetic gay counterculture of 1960’s Japan, revolving around a love triangle in Tokyo’s underground transgender acting scene. Presented as a modern adaptation of Oedipus Rex, Matsumoto blends together documentary-style techniques and manga inspired visuals, creating a groundbreaking nuance of experimental Japanese new wave cinema.