Where The Wild Things Are — Metreon, AMC Van Ness
I saw this thing a couple days ago. It’s very confusing. That’s probably the best review I’ve ever written. I’ll post something with more words in it on Friday. Website.
Amarcord — The Red Vic
Oh don’t act like you understand what the hell’s going on. Sun, Mon. Info.
SF Doc Fest — The Roxie
New York, I Love You — Bridge Theater
From the producer of Paris, je t’aime, comes New York, je t’aime. I’m still waiting for Prague, You’re Pretty Slutty, Amsterdam, Is This A Hospital Bed?, Buenos Aires, I Forgot Your Name, and Bangkok, Just Leave The Money On The Table.
This could go on for hours…Info.
Violated Angels — Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
There was a movement in Japan in the sixties called “pink film”. It has lots of fancy descriptions like “erotica,” “sexploitation,” and “softcore porn.” Wait, I don’t understand. Luckily there are four guiding principles:
1. The film must have a required minimum quota of sex scenes
2. The film must be approximately one hour in duration
3. It must be filmed on 16 mm or 35 mm film within one week
4. The film must be made on a very limited budget
Did anyone read 2-4?
Director Koji Wakamatasu is known as The Pink Godfather. When he wasn’t filming porn, he was filming murder. Nowadays “porn and murder” is probably some LA boner’s blog where he posts all his polaroid pics. But back in the sixties it meant revolution. And revolution meant partying. And everyone played duck duck goose until someone got pregnant.
The YBCA is doing a Pink Godfather retrospective until Halloween. Violated Angels is his “most famous, sadistic and coldest work.” Check it out tonight at 7:30 to find out how many angels they can violate in an hour. Japan, what the hell is going on? Info.