Tokyo Tribe

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 7:00pm

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Tokyo Tribe

In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia

Tokyo Tribe 
(dir. Sion Sono, 2014, 116 min.)

In this dystopian hip-hop musical set in an alternate futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. An old-school-styled street gang that only wants to party and hang out is pitted against a vicious cannibalistic mobster-run syndicate. All subtitles are in rap: rhyme, rhythm, African American slang, and profanity.

Introduction and post-screening conversation: Markus Nornes, Professor of Asian Cinema, University of Michigan


Watch Trailer 

Don't miss Markus Nornes on January 25, speaking on "Abusive Subtitling."

Screening is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Classes welcome, with pre-registration.