Would love to take it up, but...
1) Finishing off French noir (before it finishes off me!) is my top priority for the foreseeable future; and
2) As the attached article from SCREEN SLATE indicates, NINGEN GARI is a film that is not even out on DVD in Japan at this point, and special subtitles were required to show it at Film Forum.
The film doesnít even seem to be listed in IMDB!
Bruce Goldstein, Chris Desjardins, Dennis Bartok and several others are miles ahead of me in terms of Japanese film noir, and we can only hope that their ongoing efforts will make many more Japanese noirs available to us before many of us go to meet the great noir deity in the sky (or wherever he/she may actually reside...)
Film Forumís SHITAMACHI series is just another reminder of just how accomplished Bruce Goldstein is as a film programmer. While folks have been upping their game in NYC over the past few years, they havenít reached the level of what Bruce is capable of when he really puts his mind to it...