Special Event Tonight on the Wesleyan Film Series

Don’t miss a special screening of Samuel Fuller’s House of Bamboo with an introduction by Film Studies Professor Lisa Dombrowski. A reception, book signing, and raffle (for Criterion Collection Eclipse Series 3 DVD set: The First Films of Samuel Fuller and copies of Lisa Dombrowski’s book The Films of Samuel Fuller) will follow the film.

1955. USA. Dir: Samuel Fuller. With Robert Stack, Robert Ryan. 102 min.
One of the most iconoclastic and innovative directors of his generation, Samuel Fuller wrote every film he directed and produced most of them, instilling each with a daring sense of style and a sensationalistic approach to truth. He wanted to produce an emotional response in the viewer, a shock of recognition, and he was willing to break every rule in the book to do it. House of Bamboo is Fuller’s most elegant film, the story of a government agent who infiltrates a criminal gang in Tokyo comprised of former GIs. Produced in Technicolor and CinemaScope and shot on location, House of Bamboo features exquisite cinematography, hard-boiled dialogue, jitterbugging geishas, and a climactic chase through a rooftop carnival! This rare 35mm print is presented courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Goldsmith Family Cinema
Free admission

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