SXSW isn't just about the new and the next and the upcoming. Just as classic bands play the music festival, so there's always space for a true masterwork over on the cinematic side. Tonight, Gojira stomps the Trailer Park!
Tuesday, 9:30pm, Alamo Ritz
Ishiro Honda's seminal kaiju movie is an atomic era nightmare that put the post-Hiroshima psyche of Japan within a sci fi frame. The original Japanese version, devoid of Raymond Burr insert shots, crashes into Austin tonight with a very special Q&A from Gareth Edwards. A SXSW alum for his phenomenal debut feature Monsters, the British director is helming the new adaptation of the original king of the monsters, due out this summer. Will it be too much to hope for that there will be a sneak peek of some footage?
Big In Japan
24 Beats Per Second
Tuesday, 6:30pm, Stateside
Thursday, 9:30pm, Alamo Ritz
A very different Japanese invasion: John Jeffcoat (Outsourced) takes Seattle surf-rock band Tennis Pro on a trip to the land of the rising sun. Suitably, here's their track "Rock Over Tokyo."
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