SPECIAL OFF-SITE EVENT: Milocrorze: A Love Story (director & star in person, kickoff of L.A. EigaFest @ Mann Chinese 6!)

L.A. EigaFest presented by the Japan Film Society

NOTE: This screening will take place at the Mann Chinese 6 (6801 Hollywood Blvd.), and NOT The Cinefamily.

For tickets, click the Buy Tickets link, and scroll down on the page-within-the-page to choose “Red Carpet & Premiere” from Pass And Other Tickets. We are unable to offer Cinefamily members discounted tickets to this event.

Our friends at the Japan Film Society kick off their inaugural edition of L.A. Eiga Fest (our city’s new yearly Japanese film festival) with a screening of the brand-new outlandish feature Milocrorze: A Love Story, from one of the most kinetic and visually innovative Japanese film talents of the last decade! Visionary writer/director Yoshimasa Ishibashi is the fellow behind the fantastically weird “mannequin sitcom” The Fuccons and its parent, the cult late-night Japanese TV show Vermillion Pleasure Night — and now, he brings you the psychedelic omnibus film Milocrorze, containing three tales of bug-eyed romance, with the lead characters all played by : a coming-of-age morsel about a young boy colorfully smitten with an older gal; a pop musical featuring a television personality pick-up-artist who dispenses advice to his hapless clientele through song and dance; and, a cyberpunk-tinged sword actioner featuring a one-eyed samurai fighting to rescue his kidnapped lover. This is the Japanese film that people and festivals have been buzzing about all year: full of catchy dance sequences, scantily clad women, eye-popping colors, and quite possibly the greatest one-take, slow-motion swordfight ever filmed, Milocrorze is a wildly imaginative and inventive ride! Q&A to follow with writer/director Yoshimasa Ishibashi and star Takayuki Yamada!

Watch the trailer for “Milocrorze: A Love Story”!