Japan

Film/Video

Jap€n

Japan

Carlos Reygadas, 2002

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, July 24, 2003 7 PM
Fri, July 25, 2003 7 PM
Sat, July 26, 2003 7 PM

An astonishing debut feature by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas.

Japan luxuriates in the sensual landscape of rural Mexico while at the same time delivering a narrative of stirring philosophical ambition. Showing the stylistic influences of Andrei Tarkovsky and Abbas Kiarostami, the story follows a troubled man who leaves Mexico City for the savageness of the vast Sierra Tarahumara canyon, where he's confronted by the surreality of everyday life. As the Village Voice notes enthusiastically, it's "funny, mournful, weird--new Mexican cinema's wiggiest manifestation to date." (122 mins.)

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).