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PJAM presents Helldriver at the Prince Music Theater

FRI May 13, 2011, 8:00 PM
Prince Music Theater
Helldriver (2010)

The Philadelphia Japan Arts Matsuri (FYI matsuri = festival) will be holding a launch event at the Prince as a lead-in to a four-day festival featuring film, music, and art that is planned for this coming July.  All proceeds from both events will benefit the Japanese Red Cross.  The Friday the 13th event will feature the Philadelphia-area premiere of Yoshihiro Nishimura’s new film Helldriver followed by live performance from NYC-based Japanese bands Uzuhi and High Teen Boogie.  If you’re unfamiliar with Nishimura’s brand of gore-heavy comedy/splatter films, titles of which include Tokyo Gore Police and Mutant Girls Squad, then check out the Helldriver trailer here.  Should we be worried about this actually happening since it’s being held at the Prince?  I bet the organizers are…

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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