35MM FILM PROGRAM
JFF Classics

JFF Classics 2017 presents Vision and subversion: Films by Seijun Suzuki.

 

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is excited to announce this year’s JFF Classics program, Vision and subversion: Films by Seijun Suzuki.

Seijun Suzuki (1923-2017) was known for his avant-garde genre films, producing mostly gangster flicks in the 60s, and stylised pop art visuals. His radical treatment of otherwise generic stories also cemented his reputation as a visionary amongst young cinephiles in the 1960s.

Although employed by major studio Nikkatsu, Suzuki’s position as a B-movie director meant that he lacked resources to produce quality films and worked under restrictions imposed by the studio. These constraints led to the development of his increasingly inventive style and earned him a cult following. Many contemporary directors list him as an inspiration, including Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch.

The full lineup of JFF Classics will be shown in Sydney, with smaller programs featured in Melbourne and Canberra.

Venue:

Arc cinema (at the National Film and Sound Archive)

Address:

McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601

Dates:

6 – 7 October 2017

Ticketing: 

JFF Classics screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive are all free.
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Venue:

Domain Theatre at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Lower Level 3)

Address:

Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Dates:

1 – 25 October 2017

Ticketing: 

JFF Classics screenings at the Art Gallery of NSW are all free. Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before on a first come first served basis.

Films start at the advertised time and doors open 30 minutes before. Latecomers not admitted.

Click here for the program schedule on the Art Gallery of NSW website.

Venue:

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Address:

Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Dates:

23 November – 3 December 2017

Ticketing: 

Bookings coming soon. JFF Classics screenings at ACMI are free and can be booked in advance, prior to the screening.