Hey New York City! Japan Society's CRUEL BEAUTY Film Series To Headline Meiko Kaji This Weekend!
Known for her fashionable modern style, long black tresses and piercing gaze, the inimitable Meiko Kaji rose to the top of the Japanese film industry in the late 1960s and '70s, working with some of the era's most talented filmmakers to create several now-classic genre film archetypes along the way—from hard-boiled girl gang bosses to kimono-clad, sword-wielding assassins. Japan Society celebrates the iconic star (who turns 70 in March) with a pre-Valentine's Day weekend full of female rebellion, ice-cold vengeance and tough love, highlighting a selection of her most memorable roles. Guest curated by Marc Walkow.