God forces Takashi Miike to cancel

Posted: under Events, Film.

Argh! We just learned that after 48 hours of arranging and re-arranging travel plans, Takashi Miike has had to cancel his plans to come to New York City for the biggest North American Miike Retrospective ever.

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Takashi Miike, sad.

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This is a huge bummer for all of us, but given the massive tragedy that has struck Japan it’s understandable. Miike really wanted to come and we were all working to make this happen, but travel is erratic right now and, more importantly, no one in Japan wants to be away from home and family when anything could happen.

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He sent a brief note expressing his regrets:

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“Japan was violently rocked, swallowed by the ocean as the lives of many disappeared amid the rubble. I had wanted to be here with you all. I had wanted to thank you all for coming from the bottom of my  heart. But that wish was not granted. It is unfortunate and I am very  sorry. Please accept my regrets. But, from this adversity — on our lives — we  will all rise up without fail. As a start, I would be grateful if you could enjoy Japan from my films.

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Sincerely,
Miike Takashi”

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We’re trying to see if we can arrange some remote Q&A’s or something for the screenings and they’re still going to be an absolute blast, but without Miike, unfortunately.

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A lot of people still get killed by badass samurai
in 13 ASSASSINS, thought.

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1 Comment

  1. Lance Says:

    Completely understandable, expected even. Besides, coming out in force to the screenings *even in his absence* is a greater sign of respect. Is NYC ready to represent?



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