Final screening of Japanese Horror – “Audition” – 7/26/22

Concluding the series on Tues., July 26, is Takashi Miike’s “Audition” (1999). Infamous upon its release, “Audition” places the viewer in a corporate setting inhabited with corrupt, arguably sexually-repressed film producers. Casting has never been so important… or life threatening.

“Audition” was a New York Times Critic’s Pick in 2001. Critic Elvis Mitchell wrote, “The Japanese psychological horror film ‘Audition’ has been responsible for throngs of shaken filmgoers staggering out of theaters for the last year or so; it’s ‘Fatal Attraction’ with a sense of morality instead of a need to pander—specifically, the movie’s theme is the objectification of women in Japanese society and the mirror-image horror of retribution it could create.”

Suggested donation is $7 at the door.

Support for this series has been provided to Best Video Film & Cultural Center from Connecticut Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.