SAT AUG 19, 2023 4:00 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Introduction by Director Fits

‘Director Fits Presents: Watch Local’

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  • RELEASED IN: 2001
  • 114 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: Takeshi Kitano


BROTHER marks Takeshi Kitano’s first and only American production. Kitano’s character leaves Japan suddenly after he learns of a hit on his own head. He flees to Los Angeles where he teams up with his half-brother (Claude Maki) and his partner (Omar Epps) to lead the drug ring they’ve set up in Little Tokyo, a suburb of L.A. seldom seen on screen. This also marks the first ever partnership between Kitano and legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto who is responsible for the costume design. As an added bonus we’re screening this yakuza spectacle on 35mm film!

Program notes by Directorfits

FORMAT: 35mm

DISTRIBUTOR: Sony Pictures Classics

COUNTRY: Japan/France/USA/UK