Using the wedding of two leftists as a metaphor, this film shows the idealism and betrayal of two generations of protesters. Reflecting the failed ambition of Oshima’s generation and the demonstrations of 1960, political squabbling taints the celebration amid arguments over commitment to the movement and the sell-out of many in the older generation. The studio pulled the film from distribution after only a few days in release, to the fury of the director, who then started his own production company. 1960, new 35mm print, 107 minutes.
Night and Fog in Japan (Nihon no yoru to kiri)
$8 ($6 Walker members and University of Minnesota students with ID)
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