Sat November 13, 2021 1:30 PM

THE CEREMONY

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

Los Feliz 3 | 50th Anniversary

This is a vaccinated-only screening

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  • RELEASED IN: 1971
  • 125 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: NAGISA OSHIMA

ABOUT THE FILM

One of the greatest and most subversive films by renegade director Nagisa Oshima launches a scathing attack on postwar Japanese society via a portrait of one family, the Sakurada clan, whose increasingly desperate attempts to maintain an outward veneer of respectability mask a pathological history of incest, xenophobic nationalism, failure, and humiliation. Their decline is portrayed via a procession of weddings and funerals that, in their perversity and air of suffocating dread, unfold as a radical rejoinder to the well-worn conventions of the Japanese family melodrama. 

 

FORMAT: 35mm

DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films