For this month’s Hive Screening, we will be exploring peculiar tales of our incredible city, watching the three distinct stories told in the award-winning anthology film, Tokyo! 🗼
TOKYO! addresses the timeless question of whether we shape cities, or if cities shape us — while in the process, revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.
🍅 From Rotten Tomatoes – Triptych feature telling three separate tales set in Tokyo, Japan. “Shaking Tokyo” centers on a man who has lived for 10 years as a hikikomori, (a term used in Japan for people unable to adjust to society and so they never leave their homes) and what happens when he falls in love one day with a pizza delivery girl. “Interior Design” follows the story of a wannabe movie director who arrives in Tokyo with his girlfriend only to find that parts of her bones are turning into wood. “Merde” concerns a hideous, Gollum-like humanoid that emerges from the sewers of Tokyo. After wreaking some mild havoc, the creature is captured and interrogated by the authorities. Merde, as this terrorist calls himself, baldly indicts the people of Japan as “disgusting,” and the ending suggests that future cities are ripe for harassment.
🎟 RSVP at: http://ptix.at/NihmKX
🎥 Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TUbDzB7m5U
Date: July 18th
Admission: Free for members / JPY500 for non-members
Drinks available for purchase