1989, Film Movement, 103 min. Action/Crime. Originally a TV comedian, Takeshi Beat Kitano defied expectations to make his directorial debut with this tough-as-nails crime drama. He stars as Azuma, a police detective notorious for roughing up suspects, whose ruthless tactics become indistinguishable from those of the gangster he pursues after his sister is kidnapped by yakuza. VIOLENT COP showcases the spare shooting style, nihilistic worldview and deadpan humor that have made Kitano one of Japans most revered contemporary filmmakers. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Hollywood, CA 90068
The groundbreaking show about life as a dancer auditioning for a Broadway musical, with its unforgettable score and riveting real-life story, is our annual, fully staged production. From I Hope I Get It to The Music and the Mirror and One, united by the iconic choreography of visionary Michael Bennett, A Chorus Lines music and message remain fresh and true, capturing the excitement and drama that all performers face, having chosen a life on the stage in one thrilling sensation of a musical! JUL 29-31
1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
ShieldWall uses the poetry of dance to vividly illustrate what it means to be alive, presenting an unique repertory of short pieces that traverse the complexity of human experience birth to death, innocence and first love, intimacy and betrayal. In recognizing and cultivating the individual talents of his dancers in order to create the most powerful whole, here creator/choreographer Sean Greene allows for dynamic performances every time.