Wednesday, September 26, 2007

niche l.a. screens: the crimson kimono

A member of our Downtown Writers Group, Nic Cha Kim, hosts a wonderful film screening series every Wednesday at his downtown gallery, Niche L.A. and if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, this Wednesday night's screening could be the night.

Niche.LA Video Art and Lodestone Theatre Ensemble invite you and a guest to attend a free movie screening of The Crimson Kimono by Sam Fuller on Wednesday, Sept 26th, 2007 at 7:30PM.

The Crimson Kimono (1959) – Sam Fuller
Unavailable on video or DVD, this is a rare chance to catch director Sam Fuller's B-movie potboiler about two LAPD detectives who are best friends and blood brothers--Japanese American James Shigeta and Glenn Corbett. But while investigating the murder of a Hollywood stripper, the two friends find themselves falling in love with the same witness bringing out a racial tension none of them knew existed. Set against the backdrop of 1950's Little Tokyo with an action-packed climax filmed during the actual 1958 Nisei Week parade, this is quintessential Sam Fuller--the acknowledged "godfather" to current maverick filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino. Running Time: 82 min.

WHAT: Free Film Screenings

WHEN: September 26th @ 7:30PM

WHERE: Niche.LA Video Art is located on the 4th floor of the Spring Arts Tower @ 453 S. Spring St. #443, LA, CA 90013 (corner of 5th and Spring in Downtown LA).

Space is limited, so please RSVP to nck(at)niche(dot)la or call/text (213) 247-0002.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Info on parking/directions here.

Restaurants within walking distance:
Banquette 400 S Main Street 213.626.2768
Pete’s Café 400 S. Main Street 213.617.1000
Pit Fire Pizza 108 W. 2nd. Street 213.808.1200
Li Li Ya China Bistro 108 W. 2nd Street
Warung Café 118 W. 4th Street 213.626.0662
Blossom Vietnamese Restaurant 426 S. Main Street 213.623.1973