Thursday Feb 14 01:00 PM
Thursday Feb 14 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Japan. 1999, 100 mins. Japanese with English subtitles.
In this rarely seen masterpiece by legendary Japanese director Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses), Japan's rigid samurai code is threatened by the emotional whirlwinds of passion and desire. Set in 1865 Kyoto, the story centers on a samurai militia unit that fiercely defends the Shogunate. Desperately in need of new recruits, the unit enlists 18-year-old Kano, a fearless warrior whose mesmerizing good looks immediately intrigue his fellow students, superiors and even his captain.
Taboo is screening in conjunction with the exhibition series Arts of the Bedchamber: Japanese Shunga. Stephen Salel, Research Associate for Japanese Art and co-curator of Arts of the Bedchamber will introduce the film at 7:30pm.
View the trailer.
Present your ticket from Sex and Society in Edo Japan and receive $2 off the 7:30pm screening of Taboo.