Japan Underground: Cinema All Dayer
15 August, 2011 2 Comments
Where: Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 9EU. [map]
When: Saturday 3 September 2011.
Cinema Tickets: Free (first come, first served)
Music Club Night Tickets: £8
The Facebook event page: [click here]
On 8 August the Sony DADC distribution centre in Enfield burnt down during the London riots. Over 1.5 million CDs were lost, stock of more than 150 indie record labels destroyed. It also affected the film industry with a number of indie film labels losing their entire stock as well, including two of our personal favourite film companies; Third Window Films (publishers of Confessions, Kamikaze Girls and our resident DJ’s favourite film of 2009, Love Exposure) and Terracotta Distribution (Big Tits Zombie, Breathless). Originally we wanted to pull of a fundraising show for these companies, but after discussions with the labels, the most important thing to their continued survival is awareness of their products. So! We’ll be doing just that by presenting a day full of fantastic Asian films, screened entirely for free at Bloomsbury Lanes‘ cinema in the heart of London on Saturday 3 September. At the moment two films are confirmed. This page will be updated when the remaining screening slots are secured.
From 3pm: Fish Story (Third Window Films)
Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka, Fish Story weaves together several seemingly separate storylines taking place at different points in time over a 37-year span to explain how a little-known punk rock song can save the world.
From 5:30pm: Red Light Revolution (Terracotta Distribution)
China’s first sex shop comedy follows an unemployed Beijinger who risks it all to open an adult store, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighbourhood.
Japan Underground [London]
As evening kicks in on 3 September, our notorious Japanese music club night will kick off in the venue’s Kingpin-suite from 7pm until 3am. On top of DJ sets featuring some of the biggest, most exciting tracks to emerge from Japan’s electronic, rock, indie and visual kei scenes, it will also play host to a special live performance from the Japanese pop-rock group Unshin, who will be launching their debut album ‘Waltz for Broken Dollsat’ at the event. For more information on what to expect at our club night, see our entry here.