Preview: Cult Japanese Double-Header @ Roxy Cinema

By M@ Last edited 103 months ago
Preview: Cult Japanese Double-Header @ Roxy Cinema


Japanese film, you've got to love it:

...they meet when the boy Yu is dressed as a female ninja assassin, and is becoming a world champion at up-skirt photography...

Will the band with a song called Fish Story, based on a novel published and almost-entirely pulped in Post War Japan, sung by three boys in the 80’s, who happen to be related to a school girl who twenty years later has an encounter with a would-be superhero, save the Earth from a comet…?

Our favourite what-in-Scorsese's-handbag-will-they-show-next? cinema, Roxy on Borough High Street, will screen a pair of 'cult' films from Japan later this month - just for the hell of it. Fish Story (17 August) takes place in five different time periods and crosses as many genres. Love Exposure (pictured above; 22 August), meanwhile, is a four-hour, slightly surreal epic. Roxy's one of those places where you get to sit in big old comfortable sofas and drink a few beers while watching a movie. At just £3 for the whole night, it's hard to imagine a more agreeable way to dabble outside your filmic comfort zone.

Last Updated 05 August 2010