Japanese Silent Vampire Film SANGUIVOROUS to Play Five US Cities
SANGUIVOROUS (Kyuketsu, 吸血, 2012), the first silent Japanese vampire movie, goes for the jugular in a feeding frenzy through New York, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Hudson and Washington, DC. With live musical accompaniment by Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr., this unprecedented event combines experimental filmmaking, cutting-edge contemporary music, dance theatre — and fangs. SANGUIVOROUS is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Naoki Yoshimoto and features the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi.
A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires. When with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it’s in her blood…
Presented by Tidepoint Pictures, the Santa Fe-based Asian motion picture distributor, SANGUIVOROUS promises an evening of electrifying artistic collaboration. The music is live. The vampires — not so much.
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), originally from Osaka, Japan, invents his own instruments to create an intense, organic sound that defies category or genre. His music is grounded in improvisation, yet it retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. Nakatani has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.
Edward Wilkerson, Jr. (saxophone) is internationally recognized as one of the great saxophonists to come out of the Chicago music scene. Founder of the trailblazing octet 8 Bold Souls, Wilkerson has toured throughout the United States, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. A long-time member of Chicago’s celebrated AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), his music can be heard on over 20 recordings, including two film soundtracks.
SANGUIVOROUS screenings with live music
March 22, 2013 at 7 pm, Indianapolis Museum of Art
March 31 at 7 pm, CAVE Space in Brooklyn
April 3 at 7 pm, Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC
April 4 at 7:30 pm, University of the Arts’ Levitt Auditorium in Philadelphia
April 8 at 7:30 pm, Time & Space in Hudson, NY
Staring Ayumi Kakizawa, Masaya Adachi, Mutsuko Yoshinaga and Ko Murobushi
Cinematography by Katsuya Shinzato and Noaki Yoshimoto
Lighting by Mitsuyo Watanabe and Katsuya Shinzato
Production design by Takashi Yagi
Music by Naoki Yoshimoto
Produced by Sachi Nagamatsu
Written and directed by Naoki Yoshimoto
About Tidepoint Pictures
Tidepoint Pictures, LLC, established in 1996, is a motion picture distribution company that bridges the Pacific to bring contemporary and cutting–edge Asian films to North American audiences. Together with its strategic partners, Tidepoint releases English-language versions of its films in all media including in theatres, for the home entertainment market as well as for television.
Tidepoint launched a new label for the unusual, the bizarre, and the fantastic: Bone House Asia.