NEW WAVES OF THE WORLD: FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Wed. March 24th @ Show Cave, LA)


Show Cave (3501 Eagle Rock blvd. Los Angeles) is screening Funeral Parade Of Roses (1969) this Wednesday, March 24th at 8:30PM.

Funeral Parade of Roses (Bara no soretsu)
Black and White. 1969. Japan. 105 minutes.
Directed by Toshio Matsumoto

Unequivocally the best Japanese 60s avant-pop tranny tragedy I’ve seen, Funeral Parade of Roses is a must-see time capsule (I only wish the future Thetans who sift through my ashes hope this is what the 20th century is all about). Part self-conscious art film, part exploitation film, and part gonzo documentary on Tokyo’s underground scene – though where the zones overlap is up for grabs. Even on DVD, the black and white dazzles, as one quotable image supplants another. If you’re into the whole Asian catholic schoolgirl ladyboy thing, and who isn’t anymore, this is the jackpot.
Pithy introduction and discussion following the screening – this is part one in our run of “New Waves” around the world.

Dec. 12: SPREAD EAGLE – SHOW CAVE Video Series #6

SHOW CAVE Video Series #6
December 12, 2009
9pm screening and after party

SPREAD EAGLE – TRAILER from SHOW CAVE on Vimeo.

SPREAD EAGLE is the next chapter in SHOW CAVE’s
ongoing video series curated by Hazel Hill.

SPREAD EAGLE is also the inaugural event at SHOW
CAVE’s new location 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd. in the
beautiful Glassel Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Contributing artists include:

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Tommyboy
Cornrow Rider
Hazel Hill
DGTRK09
Ashley Huizenga
Kathleen Daniel
Telefantasy Studios
Jacinto Astiazaran
Eric Nordhauser
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Nic Chancellor
Bobbi Woods