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Miike x 3

November 11 to November 16

After Takashi Miike hit the international festival circuit like a bazooka round in the late ‘90s, it was a thrill just waiting to see what he did next—and, given his infamous prolificity, you didn’t have to wait long. A onetime pupil of Shohei Imamura, Miike went to work toiling in the unglamorous world of direct-to-video V-Cinema, but was soon distinguished by his feverish, inventive imagination and muscled his way into the big leagues, where he’s remained an anarchic nuisance ever since. Metrograph remembers Miike’s early, surly years with a weeklong run of his Ichi the Killer, and a trinity of legend-making films that displays the range of his dizzyingly diverse ability.

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