Current & Upcoming Films
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THE TRASH TREASURES OF JON MORITSUGU
Combining the tropes of 60s art-house cinema with the primitive punk aesthetics of the Cinema of Transgression, Jon Moritsugu has been making movies far outside the mainstream for over twenty-five years. While his work has screened at venues as high profile as the Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals and even public television, he continually shirks convention and classification. After making his name with a series of hand-made 16mm features, he’s recently embraced video with a fervor and a freeness to which every young filmmaker should be paying attention. Moritsugu’s world is overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock ‘n’ roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you’ll be quoting for weeks. Special thanks to Zach Clark and Spectacle Theater!
Sunday, June 2:
A wholesome portrait of the perfect Japanese immigrant family - well, except for the scummy drug addict son who disappoints his parents. But who is stealing grandpa's morphine? Who is secretly gay for skinheads? And who is being blackmailed with a sex tape? Dir. Jon Moritsugu. 1993. Digital. 51 mins. 9:30pm
Three misguided social climbers scrounge for stardom! A closeted tennis star, a talentless fashion designer, an animal activist with an imaginary friend – will any of them make it? Dir: Jon Moritsugu. 1997. Digital. 73 mins.