School of Film Spotlight Series: Sanguivorous

Levitt Auditorium

The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences.

This month features Naoki Yoshimoto's silent film "Sanguivorous" ("Kyuketsu"), with live jazz accompaniment. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Film
A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she's descended from generations of vampires. When she's with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it's in her blood… Sanguivorous is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Naoki Yoshimoto and features the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi.

About the Performers
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), originally from Osaka, Japan, invents his own instruments to create an intense, organic sound that defies category or genre. His music is grounded in improvisation, yet it retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. Nakatani has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. Edward Wilkerson, Jr. (saxophone) is internationally recognized as one of the great saxophonists to come out of the Chicago music scene. Founder of the trailblazing octet 8 Bold Souls, Wilkerson has toured throughout the United States, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. A long-time member of Chicago's celebrated AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), his music can be heard on over 20 recordings, including two film soundtracks.

Emma Goidel
Administrative Assistant, School of Film

Tetsuki Ijichi, Tidepoint Pictures

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