'Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters' (1985) - Paul Schrader in person
Sunday, August 4, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Hardcore: The Films of Paul Schrader
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Online: $10. General: $9. Non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.
PLEASE NOTE: The July 29 screening of 'Witch Hunt' (1994) and 'Touch' (1997) is free.
'Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters' (1985) Directed by Paul Schrader. Writer-director Paul Schrader’s dazzling bravura biopic of infamous Japanese author Yukio Mishima is a masterpiece of psychological depth and literary adaptation. One of the most important Japanese artists of the 20th century, Mishima was obsessed with the aesthetic transformation of the body and reality as the ultimate expression of the artist’s will. Schrader weaves together scenes from Mishima’s novels and scenes from his own life, culminating in the author’s ritualistic suicide and one of the best American films of the 1980s. Warner Bros. PRODUCER: George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Mata Yamamoto, Tom Luddy. Based on the novels “Temple of the Golden Pavilion,” “Kyoko’s House” and “Runaway Horses” by Yukio Mishima. SCREENWRITER: P. Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Chieko Schrader. CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Bailey. EDITOR: Michael Chandler, Tomoyo Oshima. CAST: Ken Ogata, Naoko Otani, Yasosuke Bando, Kenji Sawada, Toshiyuki Nagashima. 35mm, color, 121 min. IN-PERSON: Paul Schrader