Special Showing

Audition

Thursday, February 14 at 7:30pm

Sick of candy hearts? Ready to tell Cupid where he can stick his arrows? Celebrate the most romantic day of the year at this 20th anniversary screening of one of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike's Audition.

Be warned. This movie is not for the faint of heart, no matter what day it is.

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Audition

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda

Showing in Cinema Pop-Up

Sick of winged cherubs and candy hearts? Take a stand against Valentine's Day and come to the one-show only, 20th anniversary screening of Takashi Miike's unnerving classic, Audition, one of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever made.

When recent widower Shigeharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, he reluctantly agrees, although he's nervous about how long he's been out of the dating scene. On the advice of a film company colleague, Shigeharu stages a fake "audition," secretly looking for a girlfriend under the guise of casting a movie. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn’t what she seems to be.

Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!

  • Director: Takashi Miike
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Genre: J-Horror

“A horror film masquerading as a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes. It's enough to make you give up dating altogether.”

– Austin Chronicle