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PARTY 7    
Katsuhito Ishii    
2000, 104 min, Japan    
“I am Captain Banana.” – Captain Banana    
  North America Premiere
Thu 1/31 9:30 pm
Castro Theater

Thu 1/31 9:30 pm
Castro + After Party
Wed 2/6 12:30 pm
Roxie Cinema
Sun 2/10 3:00 pm
Parkway Theater
  Advance tickets for this show are no long available but tickets will be available at the theater 15 minutes before show time.
Please arrive 15 minutes before showtime
to assure seating!

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Abandon all preconceptions, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for one of the strangest (and funniest) movies of the year. Love it or hate it (there’s no other reaction) this hyper-kinetic satirical black sex comedy is a wild ride. The mix of go-for-broke comedy, technical bravado, and solid plotting establishes Ishii (director of the cult hit SHARKSKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL) at the forefront of Japanese cinematic stylists. PARTY 7 is an explicit homage to David Lynch: the film weaves a physical and psychological maze of mirrors, enclosures, secrets, sex and betrayal in the creepiest lodging this side of Bates motel. The complex plot takes a bag of stolen Yakuza loot, Captain Banana’s room, seven extraordinary characters, a polar Hell-bear, and brings it to a boil. Under-lying the stunning visual design, and adding immeasurably to the film’s effect, is the densest soundscape ever created for a Japanese film. PARTY 7 stars prolific superstar-musician-model-artist Tadanobu Asano (SHARKSKIN MAN, GOHATTO), Masatoshi Nagase (MYSTERY TRAIN), and Yoshio Harada as the unforgettable Captain Banana.
In Attendance :
Contact : Tohokushinsha Film Corporation • kokusai@tfc-a.co.jpwww.party7.com • (t) 81 3 3582 0211• (f) 81 3 3584 2824
Preceded By : Nice Guys Finish Last (2002, 14 min, USA) by Robert B. Martin, Jr.
Contact : texboy@mindspring.comwww.robertbmartinjr.com • (t) 323 954 0007 • (f) 323 954 9392
Synopsis : Christopher Masterson (Malcolm In The Middle) plays a young man who always keeps his hands to himself.

In Attendance : Christopher Masterson (star).