Tokyo Tribe

January 26, 2017 (Thursday) / 7:00 pm

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


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