A rare 35mm screening of Kenji Misumi’s Destiny’s Son at NY’s Japan Society
“Two of the most versatile, underrated and comparatively unknown movie performers post-WWII were not from America or Europe, but from Japan. Shintaro Katsu and Raizo Ichikawa defined their generation as surely as actors like Robert Mitchum, Montgomery Clift, James Dean and Clint Eastwood defined theirs. And like Mitchum and Eastwood they were equally at home in rugged action roles as in heavy drama and light comedy. Katsu’s blind swordman Zatoichi and Ichikawa’s misanthropic halfbreed samurai Kyoshiro Nemuri stand out as unforgettable, iconic characters on the panoramic screen of 20th century world cinema.” – Chris D.
The Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. Phone: 212.832.1155; Box office: 212.715.1258.