Hardcore film fanatics know his name by heart - Takashi Miike - the visionary Japanese filmmaker who has created some of the most disgusting and brilliant films ever made. If you live in Los Angeles and are a Miike fan, then this is your lucky month. The Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Avenue is hosting 7 nights of Miike from January 6th to February 17th. Ranging from Ichi the Killer to Audition, any and everything will be shown. Oh, how I truly wish I lived in LA!
As with The Wright Stuff, this is one of those once-in-a-lifetime retrospective film fests that I would kill (pun intended) to attend. Here's the line-up:
Jan 6th - Audition (1999)
Jan 13th - One Missed Call (2003)
Jan 20th - Big Bang Love (2006)
Jan 27th - Gozu (2003)
All shows began at 9:30PM, but confirm the details with the theatre. Head to the Silent Movie Theatre's website for more info, although it hasn't been updated just yet. No word on whether Takashi himself will be making a surprise appearance at one of the showings.
I haven't seen most of the Miike films above, well, admittedly, I haven't seen any of them. This would be the perfect opportunity to be introduced to Miike on a grand scale and in the theaters, but alas, I don't live in LA (yet). This kind of exhibition is why I love cinema and why I love Los Angeles.