Appreciating a Japanese cult film set in 1960s drag queen culture

Part fiction and part documentary, the 1969 film “Funeral Parade of Roses” is set against the backdrop of Tokyo’s underground gay and drag scenes. A new version of the film is playing through June 22 at Cinefamily. Its release comes just two months after director Toshio Matsumoto died.


Akira Mizuta Lippit - University of Southern California - @alippit

Madeleine Brand

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