ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA Presents: SAMURAI MARATHON 1855 (2019)
@ Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Opening Wednesday, July 14th, from 8PM - 10PM
Comfort Film and Asian Pop-up Cinema present a screening of
SAMURAI MARATHON 1855 (サムライマラソン) (2019)
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon 1855 is a live action pic with a samurai twist. In the late feudal era of Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) is operating undercover in the court of an aging Lord during a peaceful era of Japan that is on the brink of change. After the Lord challenges his lazy samurais to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to win or die.
In Japanese w/English subtitles
Director: Bernard Rose
Starring: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shota Sometani, Munetaka Aoki, Ryu Kohata, Yuta Koseki, Danny Huston
Media: digital projection
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Outside on the Comfort Station Lawn.
About Asian Pop up Cinema
is 501 C 3 Chicago-based Asian film festival held semi-annually in the Spring (March-April) and in the fall (September-November).
Programmed for Comfort Station by Raul Benitez, Nando Espinosa, Emily Perez and Matthew Tapey.
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