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Diving Bell Social Movie Club - Funeral Parade of Roses and short film Nostalgia

Doors open 8pm
Screening 9pm
5$ or PWYC
Funeral Parade of Roses 1969 ‘薔薇の葬列’ Directed by Toshio Matsumoto
A feverish collision of avant-garde aesthetics and grind-house shocks, Funeral Parade of Roses takes us on an electrifying journey into the nether-regions of the late-’60s Tokyo underworld. In Toshio Matsumoto’s controversial debut feature, seemingly nothing is taboo: neither the incorporation of visual flourishes straight from the worlds of contemporary graphic-design, painting, comic-books, and animation; nor the unflinching depiction of nudity, sex, drug-use, and public-toilets. But of all the “transgressions” here on display, perhaps one in particular stands out the most: the film’s groundbreaking and unapologetic portrayal of Japanese gay subculture

And Short film Nostalgia By Erika Kulpina
A young woman undergoes a Nostalgia treatment for major depressive disorder. Her partner contacts the doctor who’s working on an AI technology that can simulate a hyper immersive VR experiences based on the happiest memories of the patient. The treatment helps them feel like they are capable of cheerfulness and reminds them of intimacy shared with other people.

Earlier Event: April 28
Hangover Sunday - The Dark Crystal