Flesh Pier

Aug 03 - Aug 04, 2013

(Teruo Ishii, Japan, 1958, Blu-ray, 75 min)

Part of our Double Feature: Sold Into Prostitution!

Sponsored by The North American Post

Special Saturday 7pm Double Feature introduction from Justin Jesty, University of Washington!

If you drive in a nice car on Poker Street, you’ll no doubt find a pink passport on your window inviting you to the Arizona Club. Inside the club, you’ll loosen your necktie while watching Rose Rumi burlesque for your viewing pleasure.

Yoshioka, an undercover cop, has been assigned to unveil a dubious Tokyo flesh ring. While working undercover he reunites with his old flame Rumi. Fashion clubs, nude modeling, and matchmaking businesses are all part of the conspiracy, but who is running the show? With Rumi’s passion rekindled by Yoshioka’s presence, he becomes the focus of secret eyes in the club. It’s only a matter of time before his cover is blown. . .

  • Part of our double feature Sold Into Prostitution (August 3 - 4). See two films on one evening at a special price: $9/Film Forum Members, $15/General

  • Enjoy a special double feature introduction from Justin Jesty on Saturday at 7pm.

Justin Jesty is assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington. He researches the relationship between visual arts and social movements in post-1945 Japan and teaches Japanese art, film, and literature.

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