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Creator Series 8: Bloody Snake under the Sun Director Nakai & Trivia

New York - Tokyo
presents the
International Premiere of

NYTFGP (New York - Tokyo Film Grand Prix) 2008 Festival
with special appearance by

Lead Actor Shōgen and Producer Yamashita

Japan | 2007 | 122 min. | Japanese with English Subtitles

Tues. Oct. 14 - Doors open 6:30 - Film starts 7:00pm
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, NYC (2nd ave & 2nd st)

Buy your tickets here:

BLOODY SNAKE UNDER THE SUN, directed by Yu Nakai,was screened in 2007 Tokyo Film Festival and will be shown internationally for the first time. This film is set in beautiful Okinawa with exotic music and illustrates the tensions between the United States military and the street gangs of post-WWII Japan.

Actor/Model Shōgen and Producer Yamashita will be making a special appearance for this film.

Yu Nakai made his directorial debut at the age of 18, filming street performers. From there, he's worked with many artists on promotional music videos (like Bonnie Pink, The Mods, and others), commercials, major films, and short films. This is his debut feature film.

NYT: Were you concerned about any reaction to the delicate subject matters in this film, dealing with the American presence in Okinawa, post-war feelings during that time, and such?
YN: This film sure describes a touchy theme. I made it because I want people to accept the things that actually happened and ask what we should do from now. I want everybody to think what we should leave it to the children and see our future.

See the rest of the interview with Director Nakai here:

Todays' trivia might win you and a guest one of five free movie passes to see BLOODY SNAKE UNDER THE SUN. Respond to [email protected] with your name., age, and affiliation. Contest ends noon tomorrow, EST. Official rules here:

1. What is the name of the title in Japanese?
2. What occupation does the lead character's mother have?
3. Who plays Ryo's (Shōgen's) sister?

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