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Melnitz Movies Presents: THE FACE OF ANOTHER (35mm)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

Melnitz Movies Presents: THE FACE OF ANOTHER (35mm)

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(Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)

--screening in 35mm--

New Visions of Japanese Cinema,

Co-sponsored by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies 





About the film:  A staggering work of existential science fiction, The Face of Another dissects identity with the sure hand of a surgeon. Okuyama (Yojimbo's Tatsuya Nakadai), after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist’s radical new experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the strange world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations. With unforgettable imagery, Teshigahara’s film explores both the limits and freedom in acquiring a new persona, and questions the notion of individuality itself.



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James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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● A Graduate Student-run screening series of new sneak previews, LA premieres, and cult
or classic repertory films that runs twice weekly throughout the UCLA academic year. Films are frequently accompanied by special guests, cast or crew, Q&A sessions and more.

● Funded by the Graduate Students Association and ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.

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