Japan Film Festival of SF: Lesson of the Evil (Takashi Miike, 2012)

  • Jul 30, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Note: Showtime is 7 p.m. Running time is 129 minutes. Tickets are $13, available at MuveeTix. We'll meet in the ticket holders' line or in the lobby beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.

The inaugural Japan Film Festival of San Francisco takes over New People Cinema from July 27 to Aug. 4, playing 15 of the most anticipated imports from Japan.

The 88th directorial effort by Takashi Miike ("13 Assassins," "Audition") is a high-school-set psychological thriller based on a bestselling novel by Yusuke Kishi.

Synopsis: Hasumi, a new teacher at the exclusive Shinko Academy, quickly becomes popular for his direct and discreet handling of bullies and problem parents. But one suspicious colleague looks deeper and doesn't like what he finds: a psycho on the rampage.

Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2xBwHplgHo

We'll meet and greet after the show. See you there!

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  • Alby

    "Lesson" is one of those rare movies that's about the audience even more than it's about itself. Plainly put, it has no opinion of itself -- it's not an exploitation flick, not a black comedy, not a morality tale, not a sympathetic portrayal, not even a realist work. It's as amoral as its main character, no rhyme or reason to it, and, ironically, its evil comes with no lessons. It's an exercise in what can or can't be shown in a movie and how an audience is or isn't supposed to respond, as only a few filmmakers are capable of delivering. You may come out disgusted, you may come out elated, but by God, you will have an opinion.

    2 · July 31, 2013

    • Ana

      Human nature, people tend to take glory for themselves, blame on others also God, find excuses to justified when they did bad things.

      July 31, 2013

    • Daniel K

      I totally saw it as a serviceable exploitation flick. Not that I have any complaints about that.

      July 31, 2013

  • Ana

    Not reasonable.

    July 31, 2013

  • Victoria

    Absolute craziness!! :P

    July 31, 2013

  • Dani

    Running late. Will prob make it there just before it starts. See you after the film!

    July 30, 2013

  • Jeffrey W.

    Sorry, caught a cold this weekend and won't be able to come anymore

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make this event. Huge Takashi Miike fan.

    July 28, 2013

    • Alby

      No worries, I'm sure he'll turn out another movie or five this year.

      July 29, 2013

  • Ana

    Bought tickets yesterday. Thx for organizing the event with clear instruction to follow.

    July 29, 2013

    • Alby

      You're welcome. Good to know someone's reading!

      July 29, 2013

  • Alby

    Seating is very limited, so get your tickets sooner rather than later.

    July 20, 2013

  • Alby

    Added some RSVP spots.

    July 20, 2013

  • Ted


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