DGC Video: Audition
Director: Takashi Miike Run Time: 115 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1999 Language: Japanese w/ English subtitles
Starring: Eihi Shiina, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Ryo Ishibashi, Tetsu Sawaki
Presented by Films Geeks San Diego
Tuesdays are for cult classics at the Digital Gym Cinema! We’ll be taking it back (sometimes waaaaaayy back) and revisiting some tried and true cinematic faves from our collective long-lost video store days. For our final screening in November, we’re ditching the “feel-good” romantic vibes and embracing something more sinister…
Tagline: A widower in the film industry sets up a fake movie audition to find a new wife. He becomes enchanted with Asami, a young woman who is very responsive to his charms. However, things aren’t what they seem in Takashi Miike’s shocking, divisive, and iconaclastic horror film.
AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point that signaled the talent of Miike. With this movie, Miike delivers a nerve-shredding and open-ended exploration of male anxiety, misogyny, trauma, empowerment, and revenge.
Critic Quotes: “A stomach-turning masterpiece.” – Guardian
“It gnaws on your mind like a famished larva, and you can fully expect to have a rough time of it later, when you close your eyes and try to sleep.” – Austin Chronicle
“Viewers will either love Audition or hate it, but few will be unmoved.” – New York Post
Tuesday, November 29, 2022: 7:00
Ticket Prices: $10.00 (No discounts/passes)