NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

A Diary of Chuji’s Travels

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A Diary of Chuji’s Travels
Chiji tabi nikki: Part 2 and Part 3 | Daisuke Ito, 1927
Japan | Silent with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 107 minutes

A limited number of rush tickets to tonight's screening will go on sale at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office one hour before the show for $10! More info...

The Japanese equivalent of penny dreadfuls glorifying Jesse James, A Diary of Chuji’s Travels gives a unique gloss to the tale of Chuji Kunisada, the legendary bakuto (or gambler, the precursors to modern-day yakuza). One of the two remaining segments of Ito’s original four-hour trilogy, it depicts Chuji’s attempt to save the geisha Oshina, a rebellion against the rigid social structure of Edo Japan. With socialist overtones, it’s a passionate artifact of early Japanese film. Live piano accompaniment!

Series: NYFF Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses: Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial

Venue: New York Film Festival

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