& 'Mondo Tokyo' at Other Cinema in San Francisco, Sat/19
San Francisco, California (April 16, 2008) Here's the national magazine editor of 'Otaku
USA', Patrick Macias
, with his outrageous subcultural survey, taking us on a breathlessly wild ride through Weird Tokyo. Macias has become the main agent for interpreting Japanese youth genres like anime, manga, and cult films, and his years of trans-Pacific travel have generated a veritable encyclopedia of bizarre fan-boy obsessions. Among the features of the feverish J-Pop
imagination are the "maid cafes" of Akihabara, the action-figure fetish cults (both erotic and warrior), costume role-playing, and delinquent bikers, revealed in all their exotic detail through Macias' anecdote-rich live narration. Consummating the program is a monstrous sample of old-school exploitation, the incredible last reel of 'Gamera, the Invincible', in glorious 16mm B/W, with live audio "enhancement" by Hans Grusel-san and the Anti-Ear. Free robot model-kits, and magazines, too!
Come in COSPLAY
costume for a dollar off admission price.
April 19, 2008
08:30 PM – 10:30 PM
992 Valencia Street at 21st
ABOUT OTHER CINEMA: Other Cinema is a screening venue for unusual and experimental film in San Francisco. We show films every Saturday at 8:30 at 992 Valencia (@ 21st) in the Mission.