From: alvamel (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2007 - 14:28:02 PST
Spectacular San Francisco Cinematheque News!
The sensational, shocking and outrageously rare Japanese film Emperor
Tomato Ketchup has just arrived from customs where it was bing held for
nearly a week by the US government (perhaps becasue the current
administration deems it too subversive even for todays audiences).
Emperor Tomato Ketchup will be appearing as a special bonus feature to
this Sunday's Oppositional and Stigmatized second program entitled
Cinema of Shock.This extremely political film depicting a dystopia with
child led anarchy, Oedipus complexes, and a naked woman bound and gagged
being used as a net in a ping-pong match, reveals Japanese social fears
of the early 1970's.
Amos Vogel describes Emperor Tomato Ketchup in Film as a Subverive Art;
"Magical women act as the initiatory, yet protectively maternal sexual
partners to children. The children, in revolt, have condemned their
parents to death for depriving them of self-expression and sexual
freedom; they create a society in which fairies and sex education are
equally important and literally combinable."
See below for show details...
Sunday, March 11 at 7:30pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (corner of Third)
Oppositional and Stigmatized Cinema
Program Two: Cinema of Shock
Kurt Kren's 16/67: Septermber 20th Gunter Brus
Jon Moritsugu's Mommy, Mommy, Where's My Brain?
Valie Export's Remote, Remote
Otto Muehl's Zock-Exercises
Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.