Masters of Asian Cinema: 'Creepy' March 14 at the Pickford
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is the 2016 feature Creepy. It will screen on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.
Before his 2008 film "Tokyo Sonata" introduced new audiences to his work, Kurosawa Kiyoshi was known as a horror director. His films were not ordinary horror films as they focused more on the complex psychological states of his characters than on delivering visceral thrills. Kurosawa’s current film is something of a return to his roots.
"Creepy" is the story of a police detective who is an expert in the psychology of serial killers. After a traumatic incident, he leaves the force, becomes a university professor of criminal psychology, and moves to a new neighborhood with his wife where he begins to make connections with a cold case and a new neighbor, both with deeply unsettling implications.
Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Pickford Film Center, the Masters of Japanese Cinema series was one of the Pickford's longest running and most loved series, featuring some of the best films in World Cinema with movies that span both decades and genres. The Masters of Asian Cinema series continues that rich tradition.
Each film in the series begins with an introduction from select speakers including local professors, artists, and educators. "Creepy" will be introduced by Colleen Laird in Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Laird’s doctorate is in Japanese film studies, with a research focus on Japanese women directors.
To learn more about upcoming films featured in this series, contact Jeff.Purdue@wwu.edu.