Queer Japan

“Something of a freewheeling, kaleidoscopic delight, albeit one that is always aware of the struggles its subjects have endured.” -The Wrap

Starts December 18
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ culture in contemporary Japan. Meet figures like legendary erotic manga artist Gengoroh Tagame and Japan’s first openly transgender elected official, Aya Kamikawa; venture into underground hentai parties and phantasmagoric drag shows; and experience a dazzling rainbow of exhilarating expressions and uncompromised culture rarely seen in the Western world.

Directed by Graham Kolbeins. Cast: Fumino Sugiyama, Leslie Kee, Chiga Ogawa, Aya Kamikawa, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nogi Sumiko, Atsushi Matsuda, Tomato Hatakeno, Vivienne Sato, Gengoroh Tagame. 99min.


Price: $8.00  (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)

Rental Period: 48 hours.

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