BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2993@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110318T000000Z DTEND:20110318T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Part of the Japan Society's yakuza film series.\n\n<em>Ryuji</e m> is more than just a film\, it is the final testament of a dying man\, a young stage actor eager to find an interesting role on the big screen. His name is Shoji Kaneko. He likes writing and yakuza cinema\, and choose s to write the story himself--the portrait of a young yakuza who (followi ng the usual conceit) wants to leave the underworld\, for the sake and lo ve of his wife and daughter\, after a long stint in jail. A fragile film\ , not unlike the performance of the lead actor/writer\, who succumbed to cancer one week after the film's release.&nbsp\;<em></em> An anti-noir fil m with unusual sheen and clarity\, <em>Ryuji</em> is touched with breatht aking moments of loveliness and hints of peace\, the blend of moral brin ksmanship\, and restrained visuals.\n\n$12\, $9 for members\, students and seniors. SUMMARY:Ryuji URL:/en/events/2011/03/18/ryuji/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR