The Face of Another
Friday, August 7, 2015
9:30 PM–11:30 PM
1966, Japan, Hiroshi Teshihagara, 124 min, Japanese with English subtitles
With Tatsuya Nakadai, MikijirÃ´ Hira, HyÃ´ko Kishida
Introduction by Kevin Allison
Based on the novel of the same name written by KÅbÅ Abe, the story follows an engineer, Okuyama, whose face is severely burnt in an unspecified work-related accident and is given a new face in the form of a lifelike mask.
“The Face of Another is undeniably a classic of 1960s cinema”¦ It is a great-looking, highly intelligent and unique piece of work that admirably encapsulates the progressive spirit of the times.” ““ Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye
About the Introducer
Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, RISK! has grown to have over 1 million downloads per month and has featured stories from Margaret Cho, Kevin Nealon, Andy Dick, Sarah Silverman and regular folks from around the world. Kevin is also a member of the legendary sketch comedy group The State, whose 90’s MTV show remains a cult classic. In 2011, he created storytelling school The Story Studio, where he teaches performers and professionals from all fields how to wow a crowd with their own true stories.
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