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Pacific Film Archive showing 18-film retrospective of filmmaker Shohei Imamura's work

MOVIE ALERT! The Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley (2575 Bancroft Way, 642-5249) is in the middle of an 18-film retrospective of the work of Japanese film director Shohei Imamura (1926 –2006), ending on June 30, whose powerful, gritty early work…
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Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to www.sfweekly.com…
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Bleak House

Every "economic miracle" seems to generate a countering critique. Postwar Japan's sprawling suburbanization, unchecked materialism, and fetish for order after the chaos of World War II spawned all manner of contrarian cinema -- from soft-core porn to Tokyo-stomping monster movies…
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"Shohei Imamura's Japan" No Babe this -- Shohei Imamura, director of the most bizarre film you've ever seen about pork on the hoof, wanted really fat pigs to run wild in the streets in the madcap finale of his Pigs…
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