Past Film/Video

Classics

Funeral Parade of Roses

(Bara no sôretsu, Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)

New 4K Restoration

parallax image

“Defies classification!”—Huffington Post

Finally (and gloriously) restored, Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses is a dazzling and subversive portrayal of Tokyo’s underground world of drag queen bars and nightlife. Androgynous actor “Peter” (Shinnosuke Ikehata) stars as Eddie, the hostess at Bar Genet, who finds herself at the center of a love triangle between the bar’s owner, Gonda, and alpha drag queen Leda. An avant-garde classic of the Japanese New Wave and queer cinema, this formalistic tour-de-force needs to be seen on the big screen! (105 mins., 4K DCP)

Film still of three people peaking out from a rose bush.

Funeral Parade of Roses, image courtesy of Cinelicious Pics.

Film still of a burning photograph of a man.

Funeral Parade of Roses, image courtesy of Cinelicious Pics.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

close

Past Film/Video

Funeral Parade of Roses