A Page of Madness

  • Sun Nov 13
    *special price
A Page of Madness

A presentation of the
Ithaca Fantastik
live score by Tenzin Chopak, performed by Chopak, Peter Dodge & Bill King
*$10 general
$8 students & seniors

Teinosuke Kinugasa
Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa

A man takes a job at an asylum with the hope of freeing his imprisoned wife. Beyond this simple tag line hides a pure gem of international cinema. The film is an improbable mix of German expressionism, French surrealism, and the Japanese vanguard movement—Shinkankakuha. The result is a visionary, but mildly confusing narrative, close to more contemporary filmmakers such as David Lynch. Don’t miss your chance to discover A Page of Madness on the big screen with a live score!

Tenzin Chopak, conductor and composer extraordinaire, is teaming up with Peter Dodge and Bill King for a once-in-a-lifetime live performance! Dark and groove-oriented with Moog, vocals, harmonizers, drums and percussion: Chopak, Dodge and King are pulling out all the stops for the Ithaca Fantastic Film Festival’s 5th Anniversary! Intriguing, right? This avant-garde noise-influenced sound can only enhance the unclassifiable visuals pulled from the Japanese school of “no perception.” Every year, we revivify treasures of the silent movie era with unexpected combinations, and this year is no exception. Tenzin’s score for A Page of Madness will blow your mind!

A presentation of the Ithaca Fantastik

35mm b&w
1 hour 10 minutes
release year/country
1927 Japan