Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Period and Historical
Nagisa Oshima is known for his taboo-busting films and here tackles the issue of homosexuality among the revered Samurai. In 19th-century Kyoto, at a time when the Shogunate was in decline, a beautiful but ruthless young man, Kano, joins a militia group. Soon discipline begins to crumble as a number of the other Samurai compete for his affections. The sympathetic Captain Hijikata (Takeshi Kitano) tries to restore order, but also finds himself struggling with feelings for Kano.
Sean Penn won an Oscar for this inspiring portrayal of gay rights campaigner, Harvey Milk.
14+ years 122 mins
Made in 1961, when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain, this drama sees a gay lawyer fighting against a blackmailer targeting gay London men.
16+ years 96 mins
This Japanese epic following the adventures of a band of samurai is one of cinema's most influential films.
11+ years 170 mins
Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.