Bakuon Movie Festival 2012 in Fukuoka

START: Dec 21, 2012 END: Dec 24, 2012

The concept of this festival is simple: the films are played loud, and chosen because they sound good. This year marks Bakuon Movie Festival’s 5th anniversary, and its Kyushu debut. 10 films will be played through towering speaker stacks. Not for the faint hearted!

(c) 2007 The Weinstein Company

• 12/21 (Fri.) ~24 (Mon.)
• Nishitetsu Hall
• Adv.: ¥1,300, Door: ¥1,500, 3 tickets Adv.: ¥3,500 etc.
• 092-734-5462
• Solaria Stage 6F 2-11-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku

<Movie Line-up>

“Unstoppable” (2010)
With an unmanned runaway train carrying toxic chemicals about to derail near a medium-Sized town, a brave engineer and his conductor give chase in a locomotive and stop the train in the nick of time. Sadly, this is the last film of Tony Scott. The 68 year-old died after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge and his death was being investigated as a suicide.
Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson

“Shine a Light” (2008)
A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their “A Bigger Bang” tour.
Director: Martin Scorsese

“Death Proof” (2007)
Loud, fast, and proudly out of control, “Death Proof” is a tribute to the low-budget exploitation movies that lurked at drive-ins and inner city theaters in the ’60s and early ’70s.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell and Rosario Dawson

“AKIRA” (1988)
“AKIRA”, the 1988 anime film that became the masterpiece of mangaka and director Katsuhiro Otomo. If you like Kubrick movies, you will probably get a kick out of this film. Sorry, no English subtitles.
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

“Soul Power” (2008)
A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. “Soul Power” is a remarkable once in a lifetime music festival, that captured,some of the greatest, musical stars, ever assembled.
Stars: Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Don King

“Enter the Dragon” (1973)
The last film completed by Bruce Lee before his untimely death, Enter the Dragon was his entrée into Hollywood.
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly

“Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971)
Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver. With its gorgeous widescreen compositions and sophisticated look at American male obsession, this stripped-down narrative from maverick director Monte Hellman is one of the artistic high points of 1970s cinema, and possibly the greatest road movie ever made.
Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates and Laurie Bird

“Road to Nowhere” (2010)
A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location. Monte Hellman’s first feature film in 21 years is one of his finest and deepest, a twin peak to his 1971 masterpiece Two Lane Blacktop.
Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain and Cliff De Young

“In a Lonley Planet” (2011)
Director: Takefumi Tsutsui
Stars: Yui Asano, Go Ayano and Mickey Curtis
Will romance stir between neighbors with benefits? This romantic drama occupies the shifting middle ground between dream and reality that Hollywood has largely abandoned. (David Lynch, of course, has always lived there.)
Sorry, no English subtitles.

“SAUDADE” (2011)
Director: Katsuya Tomita
Stars: Wesley Bandeira, Chie Kudô and Chika Kumada
Immigrants, 3D (dirty, dangerous and demeaning) labors and hip-hop…
Witness what’s going on in the underbelly of a small city, Japan! The film’s star is the decaying city itself, featuring the actual locals. Rarely depicted in the Japanese cinema history, the film shows you the lives of immigrants.
Sorry, no English subtitles.

Published: Nov 15, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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