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

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Akira Mizuta Lippit - University of Southern California - @alippit

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole