Pigs and Battleships

Oct 29, 2007

Shohei Imamura, 1961, Japan, 35mm, 108 min

The story of a young gang living outside of the U. S. naval base at Yokosuka, PIGS AND BATTLESHIPS follows their failed attempts to raise pigs on the trash thrown out by the military. The film descends into hilarious scenes of the small time gangster's plans being thwarted, and the resulting infighting. Ultimately a political satire, the film is not so much critical of the American occupiers as the Japanese who grow wealthy off their presence in Asia.

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"An expansive, loopy film of extravagant set pieces and distinctive dark humor."-J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE

Cast member Cliff Harington to introduce the 7pm screening

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